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.
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating uncertainty as eviction moratoriums come to an end, officials are warning renters about the uptick in rental scams targeted at New Yorkers desperately looking for affordable housing.
Last month, Congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman beat 30-year incumbent Congressman Eliot Engel during the primary election to represent New York’s 16th District in Washington.
Just like clockwork, several Black Lives Matter street murals across the city are being subjected to vandalism. Some of the suspects, however, might surprise many.
On Sunday, activists in Newark came together to commemorate 53 years since the 1967 Newark Uprising.
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While the Fourth of July weekend was dominated by the sound of illegal fireworks, the sound of gunshots was also in the atmosphere as New York experienced one of its most violent weekends.
As America has its reckoning with racism in the aftermath of the police killing of Black, unarmed George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests continue to fight against racial injustices.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Newark’s 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program launched this week.
As COVID-19 cases make a sharp rise in states south of the Mason-Dixie line, New York is taking several measures to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen here.
New Jersey state officials released “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” to assist schools with reopening in the fall.