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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Community Members Arrested For Protesting Inwood Rezoning Plan

Nine community members from Inwood and East Harlem were arrested after blocking the intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway for 15 minutes while a crowd of 200 Inwood and Washington Heights residents gathered.

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Contaminated water tanks in NYCHA go unreported

As curtains continue to unveil illegal and potentially dangerous activity by the New York Housing Authority, attention is now being turned on water towers in public housing.

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Christina Lewis: Living on the legacy

Christina Lewis is the daughter of late Black billionaire and business legend Reginald F. Lewis. Today she’s carrying on his legacy, giving African-Americans the tools for success as founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization All Star Code, which teaches Black and Latino boys computer skills.

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New Jersey AG halts weed prosecutions through September

Signs are becoming more clear that New Jersey is set to legalize marijuana as State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal asked that municipal prosecutors across the state adjourn all marijuana-related offenses in municipal court until September.

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Residents Receive Free Screening on National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day

Approximately 150,000 New Yorkers are infected with Hepatitis C and about half do not know they’re infected.

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NJ State Supreme Court considers dismissal of old court warrants

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey State Supreme Court recently issued an order to set up hearings to consider the dismissal of unresolved cases involving minor municipal offenses more than 15 years old.

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NYCHA admits violating federal regulations

As the curtain continues to be raised on just how bad the New York City Housing Authority has been treating its residents, another bombshell dropped this week about the ongoing cover-ups.

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Justice When?: Anniversary of Eric Garner’s death brings turning point to investigation

Tuesday marked four years since NYPD officers killed Eric Garner on Staten Island. His mother says the ordeal still haunts her.

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Gov. Cuomo and Assemblyman Michael Blake announce $10 million investment in the South Bronx

The South Bronx is the latest winner of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, which is investing $10 million to create jobs and economic growth in the area.

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Black twin brothers named valedictorians, earn full scholarships to MIT

As millions of teenagers across the nation celebrate their high school graduations, New Jersey fraternal twin brothers Malik and Miles George have something extra to celebrate.

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