Cyril Joshua Barker is a staff writer for the New York Amsterdam News. He has been at the paper since 2007. Barker also serves as co-host/commentator of the weekly radio program “Express Yourself” on 107.5 FM WBLS/1190 AM WLIB. During his stint in Montgomery, Ala. he was a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser. Barker graduated from Alabama State University in 2006 earning a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in sociology.
Thousands of city employees are breathing a sigh of relief after their jobs were saved in the city’s annual budget.
New Jersey state officials released “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” to assist schools with reopening in the fall.
As COVID-19 cases make a sharp rise in states south of the Mason-Dixie line, New York is taking several measures to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen here.
The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it's replacing the theme of its iconic Splash Mountain ride with a theme based on the 2009 animated film "The Princess and the Frog."
Gates are rolled up, outdoor tables are set and “closed” signs are flipped as New York City enters Phase 2 of the COVID-19 recovery, which permits restaurants to serve customers outdoors, the opening of beauty and barbershops and in-store retail.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers participated in Tuesday’s primary election whether by early voting, absentee ballot or voting in person.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is ordering that all law enforcement agencies in the state begin publicly identifying officers who commit serious disciplinary violations.
The primary elections in New York State are set to take place on June 23 but early voting has already begun and with COVID-19 still lingering people are voting by mail.
Among the many reforms in the “Say Their Name” Agenda is the repeal of law 50-a, which allows for transparency of prior disciplinary records of law enforcement officers.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. recently announced his office is not prosecuting people arrested during the ongoing demonstrations against the use of excessive force and killing of George Floyd.