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.
Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.
In 1992, John (not his real name) and his friends were stopped by police while riding around in a car.
A Bus Rapid Transit Planning International report, commissioned by Transportation Alternatives, concluded that the MTA and City Hall’s contingency plan for the L-train shutdown doesn’t suffice.
According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 26 school districts in the state are in need of financial assistance.
The day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has passed, but unions and activists will continue to honor him in February.
With the City of Philadelphia contemplating a program that would provide intravenous drug users a medically supervised place to get high, advocates want New York to follow suit.
The U.S. Census Bureau, under President Donald Trump’s administration, won’t aid requests from the Barack Obama administration to change how the government addresses race and ethnicity.
report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that union membership grew in New York and that New York remains one of the biggest pro-union states in the country.
Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on a deal to end the government shutdown.
Thirteen people killed by a fire in the Bronx. Seventeen people hurt in a fire in Washington Heights. An elderly woman killed in a Queens fire. Six firefighters hurt in a massive fire in Crown Heights.