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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Police, others look for excuses as shootings rise

In a 24-hour span on June 28, 2019, there were five shooting incidents with 7 victims.

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2020-21 school plans rely on luck, help from Washington D.C.

“This has been a school year unlike any other, and I want to say thank you to our families, teachers, and staff,” said New York Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza in a message thanking students, teachers and staff.

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AFT expands efforts to help Black Lives Matter movement

Another union has made a commitment to assist with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Teachers around the city brace for layoffs and pay cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone the way of Michael Bloomberg by threatening layoffs of city employees, which is leaving workers on edge.

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Hempstead’s Black residents want construction company to know that ‘Black Jobs Matter’

A construction company denied Hempstead’s Black residents jobs.

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Here we go again: Queens officer suspended for using chokehold

Another day, another story of police violence.

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For all to see: Black death and trauma on display in America

On June 16, 1944, 14-year-old South Carolina resident George Stinney Jr. was executed, via electric chair, for the murder of two white girls.

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What’s Next?: Schools plan for comeback

The COVID-19 pandemic sent the world in a tailspin. The loss of jobs. The loss of lives. Employees obligated to travel to work because their job is “essential.”

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SEIU announces support for Black Lives Matter, justice for holding police accountable

SEIU has thrown their support behind the Black Lives Matter movement. The union passed a resolution demanding an end to the “War on Black People.”

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AFT launches ad campaign urging the U.S. Senate to pass the HEROES Act

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) want Congress to pass the HEROES Act and are using the television airwaves to be heard.

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