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.
“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.”
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.
Two parents of people killed after mental illness calls to police are denouncing a new bill that purports to address the issue.
New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley snatched a labor union endorsement.
Officials at the New York State United Teachers’ union were perplexed and expressed disappointment with President Joe Biden’s education secretary.
The union representing City University of New York workers wants college officials to pay what they owe.
Tenants haven’t taken advantage of all COVID-related materials, according to housing activists and organizers.
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.
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are looking to make history and organize against the online retail giant.
A new study outlines the size of the education gap between Black and Hispanic people when compared to white people.