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.
A Black Long Island high school student receiving offers from all eight Ivy League schools has finally made her choice.
Leaders in Newark, N.J. took to the streets this week demanding that the Waterfront Commission, the New York Shipping Association and the International Longshoremen’s Association do more to remedy racial, gender and ethnic inequality in employment at the area ports.
The city of Cleveland awarded the family of Tamir Rice a $6 million settlement, according to reports. However, an attorney for the family says that no amount of money will bring the 12-year-old back as the family continues to seek justice.
If you enjoy going to the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, Coney Island and the Brooklyn Cultural District, thank Justin Garrett Moore. He’s responsible for helping design those and other public spaces around the city.
According to a recent audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, minority- and women-owned business enterprises aren’t getting their fair share of contract opportunities in the Department of Housing Preservation.
Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style Thursday at a star-studded affair at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.
Comunilife opens 65 units of affordable housing for special needs and low-income residents in the Bronx
Health and human service not-for-profit Comunilife opens its newest supportive and affordable housing building in the Bronx.
With the snip of a ribbon, the Rev. Al Sharpton kicked off the National Action Convention’s National Convention in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday. The event also marks NANs 25 anniversary.
It’s no surprise that on any given day Michael “Mikey” Cole’s Lower East Side ice cream parlor, Mikey Likes It, has a line of people waiting to get flavors such as “Foxy Brown,” “Ice Ice Baby” and “Mint Condition.”
Rev. Al Sharpton cut the ribbon kicking of the National Action Network's National Convention in Midtown on Wednesday.