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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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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AFL-CIO talk importance of Black woman vote

Although often ignored by the mainstream media, the backbone of the Democratic Party is African-American women. This year, the election, like the previous two presidential elections, might be swayed by the number of Black women who turn out in key states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.

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Concert to “Make It Rain” for the forest to be live-streamed this weekend

A benefit concert to save the threes in the rain forest will take place this weekend in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

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Illinois government wants young drivers to learn how to deal with police

The Illinois state government wants young drivers to learn how to handle being pulled over by the police.

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CTU and CPS review budget

Last week, Chicago Public Schools issued their budget for the upcoming school year to principals.

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