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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Families of victims of police brutality meet with feds

Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s office met with the families of Kashad Ashford and Abdul Kamal, two families victimized by police brutality.

Community Storefront Program launches in Newark’s South Ward

South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others recently opened the Community Storefront Program at 790 Clinton Ave. in the South Ward’s Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood.

Jersey City launches new loan program to assist small businesses

Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop announced the launch of a new loan program aimed at securing financing for local businesses.

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Michelle Obama comes to Harlem

First lady Michelle Obama made her way to Harlem Tuesday, Sept. 29 to talk with young girls about the importance of education and her latest campaign to educate millions of girls worldwide.

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Bedford Central Community Corp. hosts 10th Annual Homebuyer Series

Bedford Central Community Development Corp. is starting its homebuyer course in October.

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John Henrik Clark 100th birthday celebrated at Medgar Evers College

In honor and memory of John Henrik Clark’s 100th birthday, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, wants to raise awareness about Clark’s numerous contributions, as well as introduce him in his own words.

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Newark Community Economic Development Corporation reduces application process from one year to 31 days

The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and the city of Newark, N.J., announced an improved business licensing process.

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People’s Organization for Progress demands justice for NJ police shooting victims

Recent rallies held in New Jersey by the justice organization People’s Organization for Progress are demanding justice for several unarmed Black men who have been killed by police.

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Critical Condition: Bed-Stuy Vollies in need of lifesaving measures

Captain James “Rocky” Robinson’s mission was laid out in 1987.

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The rise and fall of Joe's Crab Shack

When Joe’s Crab Shack built their first New York City location in Harlem in 2013, the company promised jobs and a place where locals could go for good food.

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