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Stephon Johnson

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.



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Local postal union, residents fight against potential post office sell-off

They tried and failed in Chelsea, but the United States Postal Service wants to sell off a post office building in Harlem and residents aren’t happy.

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Hector Figueroa: Trump’s immigration demands are ‘devil’s bargain’

Sunday, President Donald Trump released a 70-point list of immigration demands that have drawn the ire of Democratic politicians and one labor leader.

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32BJ praised Cuomo’s executive order on immigrants

An executive order by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo will prevent state agencies from asking about a person’s immigration status outside of certain conditions.

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MWBE advocates claim Intro 1447 shuts Blacks out

“I don’t think we got adequate time to review what they were planning,” said Charlene Nimmons, of Public Housing Communities, to the AmNews. “I was in talks with [New York City] Council Member Jumaane Williams, but I still needed the time to be able to share that information with our constituents.”

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Columbia grad workers testify before elected officials

This Wednesday, research and teaching assistants from various departments across Columbia University testified in front of a panel of elected officials at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

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ESPN’s Jemele Hill becomes subject of political controversy

In the age of President Donald Trump, the sports channel ESPN has become another ground for the ongoing culture war.

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Ruben Diaz Jr. and others to Amazon: Come to the Bronx!

A letter signed by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and other elected officials advocates that the company Amazon make the Bronx the place for their next headquarters.

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Unions set up funds, volunteer to help members affected by Irma and Harvey

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey wreaking havoc in the America’s south and southeast regions, unions have come to the forefront to contribute to the effort in their own ways.

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Study: More than 50 percent of home care workers are on public assistance

A new study by a national research and consulting organization showed that more than half of home health care workers rely on public assistance to supplement income.

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CCRB substantiates complaints against cop who killed Eric Garner

The New York Civilian Complaint Review Board has substantiated complaints made against the cop who killed Eric Garner in 2014.

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