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.
The Brooklyn NAACP and the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College are hosting the Brooklyn District Attorney Candidate Night Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at Medgar Evers College (1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn).
Anti-violence activists are highlighting 1000 days of no gun-related homicides in East New York, Brooklyn Aug. 17.
It’s plain and simple: the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, is a racist and America put him in the White House. Although many Americans are now coming to that realization, others have known for decades.
Deandre Harris is getting little attention in the infinite hours of coverage of what happened in Charlottesville, Va.
Controversy is swirling after a judge from one county instituted a new program that would shave jail time for people who get surgeries that would prevent them from having children.
A new study finds that patients who participated in a patient navigator program in which they enrolled at their barbershops were twice as likely to get screened for colorectal cancer.
Senator Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright hosted a news conference with public defenders and criminal justice reform advocates Tuesday in Brooklyn on legislation to decriminalize turnstile jumping.
New York’s Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand addressed topics ranging from health care, gun violence, race relations and Israel at a town hall meeting for constituents on Saturday at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.
Another derailed train, more delays and a mayor, governor and transit head who can’t seem to decide who’s responsible as commuters continue to suffer.
The police officer involved in the beating of a Black teen in Carteret, N.J., has been charged.