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.
Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol recently hosted its 14th annual VOICES benefit gala.
Nearly two dozen alumni from historically Black colleges recently graduated from Columbia University earning their master’s degrees through a new fellowship by the Ivy League school. And they didn’t pay a dime.
A probe investigating the hanging of a Black man in Mississippi is closing, according to reports.
Ras Baraka wins second term as Newark Mayor.
#MeToo movement founder and advocate Tarana Burke and hip-hop legend Slick Rick are among the newest members of the Bronx Walk of Fame. The two were inducted during a ceremony at Mott Haven Bar & Grill to kick off the 47th annual Bronx Week.
The New York Chapter of Kawaida Organizations in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival is hosting the 49th Malcolm X Black Unity Awards Program Sunday, May 20
According to a report released last year by the Advocates for Children of New Jersey, nearly half of Newark’s high school students were chronically absent during the 2015-16 school year.
Proposed federal cuts to food aid, the upcoming summer months and the crushing hammer of gentrification is a recipe for disaster when it comes to hunger in the city.
First Black superintendent appointed in Montclair
Waiting while Black: Racial incident at Starbucks sparks outrage