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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NY State Supreme Court: City’s medical examiner software is unreliable

Last week, the New York State Supreme Court called for all cases using the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s in-house DNA software, Forensic Statistical Tool, to be reviewed citing unreliable results.

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Chipotle workers strike claiming employer violated Fair Workweek law

Chipotle workers claim that their employer continues to violate Fair Workweek laws even after the city announced it was seeking financial remedies for previous violations.

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GM workers’ protest drags on, workers struggle to get by

Three weeks into their strike General Motors workers are struggling to get by, suppliers are losing business and GM hasn’t budged.

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Homeless in Peril

Fatal attacks and possible shelter evictions—where else is there to go?

“What happened over the weekend shakes the conscience of who we are as New Yorkers,” stated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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U.S. Census & struggling New Yorkers: light at the end of the tunnel?

The latest American Community Survey report revealed that income inequality in America has increased and New York’s no different.

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Eugene Scalia’s nomination moves forward, labor and activists continue protest

Amidst all of the Ukraine hoopla, labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia’s nomination continues to make its way to confirmation.

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MTA pushes back against asbestos reports

“We want all of the asbestos removed from the property and removed from transit facilities,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams during a Sept. 25 news conference in East New York. “It should be done in an expeditious fashion. We want to have air-quality tests around this depot."

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Chancellor Carranza aims to make booklist ‘culturally responsive’

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wants public school students to see themselves in the books they’re assigned to read.

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UAW workers strike from General Motors

The largest labor strike in over a decade began on Monday, Sept. 16. It involves America’s biggest carmaker.

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BETS OFF, BETS ON?: National Urban League and resort operator want to bring casinos downstate

A potential economic and employment boon for Black New Yorkers might be through casinos. However, the governor has told everyone to “pump the brakes.”

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