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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Joshua gets his revenge in Ruiz rematch

For Anthony Joshua, his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. couldn’t come fast enough

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Attorneys general letter urges labor department to withdraw earning-decreasing bill

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division wants to change how employers calculate overtime, but attorneys general are pushing back against possible consequences.

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De Blasio legislation expands prevailing wage

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill that will expand guaranteed prevailing wages to building service workers.

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New report takes anti-gang initiative 'Operation Crew Cut' to task

During New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term the New York Police Department launched an initiative to take on gangs in the city.

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Sean Bell died at the hands of police 13 years ago

This Monday, Nov. 25, marked the 13th anniversary of Sean Bell’s death at the hands of police.

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Ydanis shows solidarity for livery drivers’ plight

Livery cab drivers feel like they’re in danger of becoming extinct.

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Really, Mike? Mayor eyes Black vote, apologizes for stop and frisk

Michael Bloomberg served as mayor of New York City for 12 years. He changed the laws to get those last four years.

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AG rules that Brooklyn warehouse owners pay $3 million in wage lawsuit

Owners of a Brooklyn warehouse will have to pay out for wage theft.

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Election Day, locally and abroad, a win for Dems

Election Day became a major day of victories for Democrats in New York City and Democrats around the country giving hope to a possible usurping of the White House.

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Report: Solitary confinement increased in New York

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union states that the use of solitary confinement has gone up.

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