Cyril Josh Barker

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.

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Control of public schools transferred back to the city in Newark

Newark Public Schools is back under the control of the city, ending nearly 25 years of state control.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson kicks off annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit

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.

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Art in motion: Joyous Pierce

Artist, activist and scholar Joyous Pierce serves as administrative director of programs for the Harlem Arts Alliance.

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The NYCHA saga continues

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.

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Advocates: Cuomo’s budget continues to fall short on education

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.

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Foreclosure crisis being tackled in North Jersey

The Hearings of Citizens Coalition Against Foreclosures is hosting a meeting to discuss the proposed Moratorium Bill Against Foreclosures in East Orange.

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Amazon in Newark would ‘do good in the world and also do well as a company’

E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that Newark is on its list of 20 cities where the company wants to build its second headquarters.

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New York Urban League to host 15th Annual Champions of Diversity Breakfast

The New York Urban League is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast at The Plaza Feb. 12.

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Assemblyman Walter Mosley holding civil rights and DACA town hall meeting

Assemblyman Walter Mosley is holding a “Love Yourself” DACA and civil rights town hall Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center.

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Staten Island NAACP to host HBCU experience event

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

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