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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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Protesters stage demonstration in response to Jerame Reid shooting

A protest for the police shooting of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J., brought out nearly 200 people last Saturday, according to reports.

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VIDEO: LAPD officers kill homeless Black man

The world is again exposed to another killing of a Black man by police.

Corrections officers involved in Jerame Reid case seek dismissal of suit

Reports indicate the corrections officers involved in a lawsuit filed by a Black man fatally shot by police in December want the suit against them dismissed.

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Activist Larry Hamm awarded Key to the City of Newark

Last Sunday, longtime activist, community leader and founding chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress Larry Hamm was awarded the Key to the City of Newark by Mayor Ras Baraka, during a community service dinner at which Hamm was the keynote speaker.

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

Twelve local area high school students are preparing for the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, March 5 through 8 at Walt Disney World.

Girlfriend of Black man shot by police in Ohio killed in car crash

Reports indicate that the girlfriend of a Black man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart has died.

Illinois taping law disputed

Proposed changes to the Illinois “eavesdropping law” is getting backlash because it could discourage people from making video recordings of law-enforcement officers.

Marissa Alexander to be released in January

Black Florida mother Marissa Alexander is being released after accepting a plea deal.

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Nation awaits Ferguson verdict

All eyes are on Ferguson, Mo., again as a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown.

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many.

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