Stephon Johnson has been a staff writer for the Amsterdam News since 2009 where he covers news, politics, union issues, art & entertainment and sports. Beginning as a stringer in 2007, he's covered events as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium and Occupy Wall Street rallies in lower Manhattan's Financial District. Johnson was born and raised in The Bronx and currently calls Queens home.
Shelter security officers demand better wages, healthcare and work conditions after colleagues death
The website for The MAve Hotel presents itself as your run of the mill “luxury” hotel in the Flatiron district.
The story of being the first one in your family to go to college might be cliché to some, but it never stops tugging at a person’s heartstrings.
“Mayor de Blasio’s message to New Yorkers today was clear: you will have fewer cops on your streets. Shootings more than doubled again last week,” said Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch.
A construction company denied Hempstead’s Black residents jobs.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone the way of Michael Bloomberg by threatening layoffs of city employees, which is leaving workers on edge.
“This has been a school year unlike any other, and I want to say thank you to our families, teachers, and staff,” said New York Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza in a message thanking students, teachers and staff.
Another union has made a commitment to assist with the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a 24-hour span on June 28, 2019, there were five shooting incidents with 7 victims.
Another day, another story of police violence.
On June 16, 1944, 14-year-old South Carolina resident George Stinney Jr. was executed, via electric chair, for the murder of two white girls.