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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Rutgers hosts conference addressing Black infant mortality in NJ

Rutgers University, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Center of New Jersey and the Partnership for Mental and Child Health of Northern New Jersey are hosting the conference “Black Infant Mortality in New Jersey: Past, Present and Future,” Friday, June 2, at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

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Council Member Andy King launches Constituents Service Night

Bronx Council Member Andy King and his staff are hosting Constituent Services Night every other week in different NYCHA housing developments in the 12th Council District.

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Bronx Week closes with parade and walk of fame ceremony

The grand finale of Bronx Week 2017 took place Sunday with the annual induction ceremony and Bronx Week Parade.

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Introducing State Sen. Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin is Harlem’s newest politician, winning by a landslide in the special election Tuesday to replace the seat vacated by District 30 State Sen. Bill Perkins, who was elected to the City Council.

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New kid on the block: Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin is poised to become Harlem’s newest elected official and a sign of the new generation coming to uptown politics.

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Newark street renamed for ‘Uggie’ as hunt for his killers continues

A street in Newark is renamed after late beloved dancer Eric “Uggie” Bowens, who was fatally shot in November. His killers have not been brought to justice as no arrests have been made in the shooting.

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Styrofoam recycling bill proposed to City Council

On Friday, the New York City Council is holding a hearing on Intro 1480, which would create a curbside program to recycle polystyrene foam.

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State education department seeks public comment on new education plan

The New York State Education Department this week presented to the Board of Regents and released for public review and comment the draft Every Student Succeeds Act plan.

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Brooklyn BP Eric Adams asks, 'Is It an Emergency?'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams debuted the “Is It an Emergency?” campaign, focused on the issues surrounding emergency room overuse, which, according to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, costs $38 billion a year nationally.

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Metropolitan Black Bar Association to honor late Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson and Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

District Attorney Ken Thompson and the Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam at their annual gala May 19.

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