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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10 things to know about the African American Day Parade

Organizers are gearing up for the 50th Annual African-American Day Parade set for Sunday, Sept. 15 in Harlem. Before you head to the festivities, here are some things you need to know.

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Hampton University opens doors to Bahamian college students displaced by Dorian

Hampton University entered into an agreement with the University of the Bahamas-North (UB-North) to allow students who have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian to continue their education on the historically-Black university’s campus.

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Donations pour in to help those impacted by Newark water crisis

More than $300,000 has been raised to date for an online fund opened in partnership with the United Way of Essex West Hudson to address community needs during Newark’s water problems.

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Big Apple spirit reaching out to victims in the island nation after deadly hurricane devastation

Devastating images of the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian show what appears to be an apocalypse that has hit the Bahamas.

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Student gets 14 years for fatal stabbing

Abel Sedeno, the Bronx man who fatally stabbed his 15-year-old classmate and injured a 16-year-old student inside a classroom at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in 2017, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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Nat Turner’s slave rebellion observed in Newark

The ninth annual Nat Turner Slave Rebellion Observance took place on Wednesday at Nat Turner Park in New Jersey.

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Morehouse students allege sexual harassment by dean

The AJC and WSB-TV reported that a Morehouse College student posted short videos on Twitter late Tuesday and Wednesday claiming the school has ignored his complaint that an employee sexually harassed him last year.

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Legislations restrict the use of isolated confinement in New Jersey’s correctional facilities

Recently signed legislation restricts the use of isolated confinement in New Jersey’s correctional facilities.

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America gets mixed view inside border facilities

The fight continues at the U.S.-Mexico border over the conditions at the facilities where migrants are detained. Vice President Mike Pence says conditions are unacceptable.

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Newark water crisis continues

Recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by Newark’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities found elevated levels of lead in some homes and buildings served by the city’s water system.

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