Cyril Joshua Barker is a staff writer for the New York Amsterdam News. He has been at the paper since 2007. Barker also serves as co-host/commentator of the weekly radio program “Express Yourself” on 107.5 FM WBLS/1190 AM WLIB. During his stint in Montgomery, Ala. he was a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser. Barker graduated from Alabama State University in 2006 earning a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in sociology.
Newark Public Schools is back under the control of the city, ending nearly 25 years of state control.
Commemorating 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit set for Thursday and Friday.
Artist, activist and scholar Joyous Pierce serves as administrative director of programs for the Harlem Arts Alliance.
Tiesha Jones was devastated to learn in 2010 that her 4-year-old daughter had nine times the allowable level of lead in her blood.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being criticized by some in the education community who believe public schools are not getting their fair share in his executive budget.
The Hearings of Citizens Coalition Against Foreclosures is hosting a meeting to discuss the proposed Moratorium Bill Against Foreclosures in East Orange.
E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that Newark is on its list of 20 cities where the company wants to build its second headquarters.
The New York Urban League is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast at The Plaza Feb. 12.
Assemblyman Walter Mosley is holding a “Love Yourself” DACA and civil rights town hall Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center.
City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is scheduled to be in attendance at the eighth annual Staten Island NAACP HBCU Fair Saturday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Curtis High School