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.
The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.
It’s only a coincidence that it was freezing Monday afternoon when community activists and clergymen gathered outside of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Donald Trump’s potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar among progressive politicians in the country—and among non-progressives.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been vocal about raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.
Columbia University’s administration challenged the legitimacy of a union election.
Workers from around New York City rallied in favor of legislation to improve their lives.
High school, college and graduate students can get an up-close look at a career in the public sector this summer.
A local Fight for $15 organization in Memphis fielded a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city Wednesday.
Kalief Browder isn’t the only young, Black person to have been failed by the justice system overall.
Andrew Puzder won’t be a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet.