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Yawu Miller

Senior Editor

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Yawu Miller began his career in journalism with the Banner, serving as a staff reporter in 1993. He became managing editor in 1996. After leaving the Banner in 2006, he continued with the paper as a freelance writer and photographer. He has also written freelance articles for Commonwealth Magazine, the Baltimore Afro American and the Boston Irish Reporter. Miller graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in English.



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Activists call on Fannie Mae to sell properties to former owners

Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing mortgage giant Fannie Mae over its refusal to sell foreclosed properties back to former owners.

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Coalition calls for police reforms in wake of ACLU report

Boston activists are calling on the police department to outfit officers with body-worn cameras and make data on police stops available in the wake of an ACLU report that found blacks were disproportionately targeted by police for stops, searches and observation.

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Evan Falchuk pursues government reform with United Independent Party

Independent candidate for governor Evan Falchuk says putting independent candidates in office is the best way to effect substantive changes in state government.

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Baker discusses government reforms with Banner

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker’s plans to reform state government go beyond welfare and public housing. Baker has plans to fund repairs to the MBTA system, lift the cap on charter schools and increase local aid to cities and towns.

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ACLU study finds blacks disproportionately targeted by police stop-and-frisks

A study commissioned by the ACLU Massachusetts finds that while blacks make up 24 percent of the population, they account for 63 percent of the police stops in the department’s database.

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City seeks developer for historic Columbia Road building

The Department of Neighborhood Development is soliciting bids for the redevelopment of a former public bath house at 611 Columbia Road in Upham’s Corner.

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NAACP Boston Branch begins election process with contentious meeting

Branch President Michael Curry is being challenged by Massachusetts Association of Law Enforcement Officers President Larry Ellison.

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Willy Lantigua, Marcos Devers competing for 16th Essex District House seat

Former Lawrence Mayor Willy Lantigua is seeking to unseat state Rep. Marcos Devers and regain the 16th Essex House seat.

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Coakley, Baker tout support in black, Latino communities

Attorney General Martha Coakley held a communities of color rally at Hibernian Hall Sunday while businessman Charlie Baker is gearing up for an endorsement event with prominent black supporters.

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HUD grant could bring major redevelopment to Lower Roxbury

A HUD grant for the reconstruction of the Whittier Street housing development is expected to catalyze more than $300 million in development in Lower Roxbury.

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