Cyril Josh Barker

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.

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Mayor Ras Baraka unveils 45-day plan to reduce violence

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled details of the city’s 45-day plan to reduce crime and violence this week.

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Noted journalist Michael J. Feeney gone too soon

Media professional and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney dedicated his life to journalism, bringing diversity to newsrooms and touching the lives of many in the profession.

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Machete victim 'defended himself'

Headlines once again were plastered in local mainstream newspapers about the former City Hall aide and her son.

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Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Eight local area high school students are preparing for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, March 3 through 6 at Walt Disney World.

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Noted journalist Michael J. Feeney dies at 32

Journalist and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney has died.

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US Attorney Paul Fishman conducts investigation into police shooting death of Jerame Reid

Thomas Eicher, the criminal division chief in the U.S. attorney’s office, recently wrote to community leader Walter Hudson, chair of National Awareness Alliance, updating the office on the status of the investigation of the police shooting of Jerame Reid.

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Rapist cop gets 263-year sentence

The former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping more than a dozen Black women is sentenced to 263 years in prison.

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City prepares to offer free tax services

As tax season begins, tax companies are once again targeting low-income filers with the so-called convenience of refund anticipation loans.

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Lurie Daniel Favors named general counsel for Center for Law and Social Justice

The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College of the City of New York names Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. as its general counsel.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and state courts announce Project Fast Track

Mayor de Blasio and the state courts this week announced Project Fast Track, a strategy to reduce gun violence in New York City through a targeted, system-wide focus on the limited number of individuals responsible for most gun violence.

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