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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Trial results for medicine could help sickle cell patients cope

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine could spell possible relief for those with sickle cell anemia.

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So far to go: Black Women and the wage gap

“There weren’t any rules or regulations based on your work experience or title,” said Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin at the National Urban League headquarters Tuesday morning.

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City Council passes bill combating Airbnb, Airbnb host sues

The ongoing battle between the New York City Council and Airbnb continued last week as the council passed a bill curtailing Airbnb’s NYC inroads.

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Unions, Cuomo push back against Janus decision and Kavanaugh nomination

New York State’s labor unions and governor have declared their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent labor ruling.

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New City Council bill helps citizens avoid bail bond ‘pitfalls’

A new bill passed by the New York City Council looks to protect consumers from the bail bond industry.

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Pleasure Chest employees walk out demanding better wages and treatment

Pleasure Chest workers were joined by a legislative ally in their fight for a better workplace.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights federal primary night

In a stunning upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Congressman Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.

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‘Red Flag’ bill fails in Albany; Cuomo and others criticize GOP

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo hit back at New York State Senate Republicans. The crime: not allowing a gun reform bill to make it to the Senate floor.

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Community copes with death of ‘Junior,’ violence of Trinitarios

“Justice for Junior” has become a rallying cry for a community dealing with the pitfalls of gang violence.

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Specialized Prejudice: Protest as Mayor calls to end specialized high school test

One man, who’s on the staff of a school district in Manhattan, anonymously compared the demographics of the NBA to specialized high schools.

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