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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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Jamaal Bowman stumbled into education and doesn’t regret it

A product of the Upper East Side, Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman didn’t set out to be an educator.

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Fight for $15 to strike Nov. 29

This Monday, members of the Fight for $15 announced a nationwide work stoppage Nov. 29. Workers around the country want to signal to the incoming Donald Trump administration that they’ll keep fighting for a living wage no matter who is in office.

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Trump and the ‘working hungry’

The struggles of the “heartland” have been well chronicled this election and the president-elect might do little to alleviate the situation.

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Racial incidents litter college campuses post-Election Day

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s Election Night surprise victory, college campuses across the country have experienced incidents of racial aggression directed at nonwhite Americans.

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Mom dies of broken heart: Venida Browder, Kalief’s mother, dead at 63

Sixteen months after Kalief hanged himself with an air conditioning cord, Venida died of a heart attack at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

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In the spirit of Attica, the incarcerated unite

This past Sept. 9 marked the 45th anniversary of the prison uprising in Attica, N.Y. In 2016, the incarcerated are fighting for their rights once more.

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Black FDNY civilian employees file EEOC complaint, announce lawsuit

Black civilian employees of the Fire Department of New York are still dealing with discrimination.

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Fight for $15 rallies at presidential debate

Fast-food workers, labor activists and advocates waged a protest outside of the presidential debates at Hofstra University Monday.

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LIU-Brooklyn faculty locked out by administration

Going into Wednesday, Long Island University-Brooklyn’s faculty and the administration were set to head back to the bargaining table for a new contract.

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Union leaders and elected officials commemorate Labor Day

For some, Labor Day is a day to relax, barbecue and get ready for the school year. For others, it’s a reminder to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who came before you in the name of better wages and work conditions.

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