Stephon Johnson

Stephon Johnson has been a staff writer for the Amsterdam News since 2009 where he covers news, politics, union issues, art & entertainment and sports. Beginning as a stringer in 2007, he's covered events as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium and Occupy Wall Street rallies in lower Manhattan's Financial District. Johnson was born and raised in The Bronx and currently calls Queens home.

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Concert to “Make It Rain” for the forest to be live-streamed this weekend

A benefit concert to save the threes in the rain forest will take place this weekend in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

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Illinois government wants young drivers to learn how to deal with police

The Illinois state government wants young drivers to learn how to handle being pulled over by the police.

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CTU and CPS review budget

Last week, Chicago Public Schools issued their budget for the upcoming school year to principals.

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DC 37 and CUNY agree on tentative labor pact

The chancellor of the City University of New York and the executive director of District Council 37, AFSCME and AFL-CIO announced a tentative contract settlement after seven years of collective bargaining

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Norman Seabrook arrested on corruption charges

Norman Seabrook, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was arrested in his home Wednesday morning on corruption charges.

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Workers reach tentative agreement with Verizon

After months of bickering, picket lines and accusations, Verizon and its workers agreed on a tentative four-year deal.

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NYPD refuses to disclose StingRay information; NYCLU sues

The New York Civil Liberties Union’s battle with the New York Police Department over StingRay devices continues.

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Fight for $15 to protest McDonald’s shareholder meeting, looks to join SEIU

McDonald’s cooks and cashiers wanted their employer to know that they’ve had enough.

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Closer than close: A tale of Hillary, Donald, the polls ... and Bernie

It’s early, but a potential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two of the least popular presidential candidates in recent memory, could be closer than people think.

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Columbia grad students achieve parental leave and other victories

Columbia University’s graduate students won a major victory last week.

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