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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32BJ leaders blasts courts for killing TPS

A federal court of appeals sided with President Donald Trump’s administration clearing the way for deporting more immigrants.

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DOE and CUNY’s coronavirus protocol questioned

Two weeks ago New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza toured P.S. 59 in Bedford-Stuyvesant trying to convince the public that schools were safe to attend.

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AFL-CIO form race, social and economic justice partnership with Poor People’s Campaign

A labor union and social justice organization announced a multi-point agenda to tackle racial, social and economic justice.

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Remote learning for three in the age of COVID-19: Part 2

Meanwhile, officials at New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), with the help of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), recently sent a letter to New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker asking him to add mandatory face masks to the list of reopening guidelines.

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Double shot: UFT’s concerned about ventilation, NYSUT attacks budget cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released the school building ventilation reports.

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Scott Stringer announces mayoral run

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that he’s running for mayor

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Union gets out the vote, reminds Americans what’s at stake

Officials at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) are sparing no expense to get out the vote for the 2020 presidential election.

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Remote Learning for three in the age of COVID-19

COVID took loved ones from families all over the five boroughs. According to data from City Hall, as of Sept. 1, New York City had over 239,000 coronavirus cases with close to 24,000 resulting in deaths.

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City delays school reopening

Students, parents and teachers have more time to prepare for the 2020-21 school year.

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Unions applaud city for delaying school reopening

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and several unions agreed to delay the beginning of the COVID-impacted 2020-21 school year from Sept. 10 to Sept. 21.

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