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.
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.
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.
The struggles of the “heartland” have been well chronicled this election and the president-elect might do little to alleviate the situation.
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.
Sixteen months after Kalief hanged himself with an air conditioning cord, Venida died of a heart attack at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
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.
Black civilian employees of the Fire Department of New York are still dealing with discrimination.
Fast-food workers, labor activists and advocates waged a protest outside of the presidential debates at Hofstra University Monday.
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.
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.