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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With mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, profile and hustle reign supreme

“I believe I can accelerate our recovery economically,” said former presidential candidate and current New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang. “I have a range of experiences that’s going to help New York City. Right now, most New Yorkers just want things to work better.”

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Brian Benjamin unveils plans to fight crime, reform policing

New York State Senator and New York City Comptroller Candidate Brian Benjamin said he was inspired by Black Lives Matter and state police reform to issue his new plans for reforming city police and criminal justice.

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Parents of Mohamed Bah and Saheed Vassell claim City Council barred them from speaking at hearing

Two parents of people killed after mental illness calls to police are denouncing a new bill that purports to address the issue.

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1199 endorses Maya Wiley

New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley snatched a labor union endorsement.

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NYSUT leader says mandating standardized testing ‘doesn’t make sense’

Officials at the New York State United Teachers’ union were perplexed and expressed disappointment with President Joe Biden’s education secretary.

PSC-CUNY calls out chancellor for backing out of deal

The union representing City University of New York workers wants college officials to pay what they owe.

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Activists, lawyers & politicians to tenants: sign anti-eviction forms now!

Tenants haven’t taken advantage of all COVID-related materials, according to housing activists and organizers.

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There’s a riot going on: St. Louis inmates want their voices heard

Inmates at a jail in downtown St. Louis had enough. Conditions. Treatment. It was enough. And they displayed it in the only way they know how.

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Alabama Amazon workers fight to join union

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are looking to make history and organize against the online retail giant.

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Report reveals NYC racial gap in degree attainment

A new study outlines the size of the education gap between Black and Hispanic people when compared to white people.

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