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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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Sharon going for a ‘Full-Nelson’ for women in politics

Although there’s always been a need for more women to be in elected office, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run made that call even louder.

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New Jersey community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey dies at age 76

Pan-African nationalists and the community in Newark are mourning the passing of community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 76.

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2016 marks year of violence for Chicago

Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.

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Cuomo proposes tuition-free college

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal to make college tuition-free for New York’s middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.

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Anniversary of the passing of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery observed in Newark

The People’s Organization For Progress held an observance on the anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, Sunday at the Lincoln Monument in downtown Newark.

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Street Corner Resources gets new headquarters

Anti-violence and community outreach organization Street Corner Resources has spent years on the streets of Harlem to help the community and prevent violence.

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Hate crimes rise since the election

Donald Trump becoming the president-elect has opened the flood gates even further to a flow of hate crimes around the nation.

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The ‘Three Doctors’ honored with mural unveiled in Newark’s West Ward





The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.

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Bronx Council Member Andy King gives away turkeys and coats

City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.

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Harlem lights up for the holidays

The 125th Street BID and Community Board 9 kicked off the holiday season in Harlem Nov. 17 with the Parade of Lights along 125th Street.

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