Yawu Miller

Senior Editor


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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Roxbury development projects generate contentious debate

Roxbury neighbors express opposition to charter, question plan for student housing

Controversial development projects dominated Monday’s meeting of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee, the group charged with delivering community input on major development projects on city and state-owned land in Roxbury. Nuestra Comunidad’s plan to site the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Bartlett Yard, a plan much farther along than the Parcel 3 plan, sparked vigorous opposition at the RSMPOC meeting.

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City officials, activists discuss racial equity

Government officials and activists from the nonprofit sector came together last week to explore ways to combat racial inequality in Boston last week during a day-long conference in Dudley Square. The conference, titled Advancing Racial Equity, the Role of Government, was sponsored by the City of Boston and a coalition of housing, health and civil rights groups.

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BPS parents discuss charters

NAACP forum explores effects of charters on district school funding

With a lawsuit, a ballot initiative and legislation filed by Gov. Charlie Baker all aimed at lifting the state’s cap on charter schools, district school supporters are sounding a note of caution, warning that new charter seats will siphon public education dollars away from Boston’s schools.

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Life at ground zero in Boston's class war

Chinatown being squeezed by luxury highrises

In Chinatown row houses, struggling families are seeing their rents double and triple, as well-heeled professionals seeking proximity to their downtown jobs rediscover city living. Looming above the warren of narrow streets are new steel-and-glass luxury towers, including the Millennium with its $37.5 million 60th floor penthouse.

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Election reveals challenges for new commissioner

The low turnout during the September 8 preliminary municipal election and confusion over precincts in the City Council District 4 are two of the issues newly-appointed Election Department Commissioner Dion Irish will look at in his new role.

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BRA approves Blue Hill Ave. development over protest

Some Roxbury residents are questioning the city’s approval of a 40-unit mixed-income development by The Community Builders at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Quincy Street

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Campbell comes out on top in District 4 preliminary

Tito Jackson gets 66 percent of District 7 vote

Newcomer Andrea Campbell and incumbent Tito Jackson finished first in the District 4 and District 7 City Council preliminaries, both with commanding leads in a low-turnout election day.

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After-school program to teach Boston teens music, film industry skills

Kavayah Wright, Richard Smith and Anthony Schultz teamed up to run a program, through Smith’s National Youth Development Council, at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and at a second location in Cambridge. For three days a week, students enrolled in the after-school program will learn the fundamentals of audio engineering, recording, animation and other cutting edge technologies in the music and film industries. The program is open to all Boston high school students. Smith will serve as the program’s coordinator. Wright and Schultz are among the program’s instructors.

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Which side are they on?

The Boston Police Camera Action Team has made it possible for body cam supporters to track where their councilors stand on the issue.

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Roxbury Rhapsody mural debuts in Bolling Building

Roxbury artist Napoleon Jones Henderson has installed a ceramic mural in the lobby of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square.

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