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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Thousands march in Roxbury against police brutality

Protesters numbering in the thousands took over the streets of Roxbury yesterday demonstrating against police violence against blacks in the United States.

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Program offers small businesses legal help

The Lawyer’s Committee For Civil Rights and Economic Justice’s Belin Economic Justice Project, can help businesses through legal dilemmas including protecting intellectual property, determining which legal entity a business should select and drawing up catering contracts.

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Black and Latino officials call for criminal justice reforms

Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus drafted a letter outlining the urgency of passing criminal justice reforms at the state and local level, many of which were prompted by the nationwide movement to counter police abuse of blacks.

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A week of violence and renewed calls for reform

Boston activists hold rally, march in Roxbury

As demonstrators in Boston and other U.S. cities rallied for peace, legislation aimed at increasing protections against police abuse is stalled in the Massachusetts legislature.

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Growing a home business

Roxbury woman launches custom embroidery venture

Lisa Martin had been operating an embroidery business as a sideline for six years, working out of the kitchen of her Roxbury condo to produce customized baseball caps, jackets and other items. Then, last year when she was laid off from her job as an administrative assistant at a local nonprofit, Martin went all in. She purchased an engraving machine and began marketing her skills to wedding planners, funeral homes, sports teams — anyone who needs a custom touch.

Charter advertising war ramps up

Ballot question proponents, foes to spend millions

Come November 1, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to lift the state’s current cap on the number of charter schools operating here by voting up or down on a ballot question backed by a record-breaking $18 million in contributions. With Massachusetts teachers unions pledging another $12 million to defeat the question, the race will draw significantly more resources than any race in Massachusetts history.

BPS budget vote comes after months of protests, activism

The city council’s vote on the school budget — scheduled for Wednesday this week — will be the latest development in what has been one of the most contentious budgeting processes in recent history. The year began with a picket line outside the mayor’s January State of the City address and included two student walk-outs, demonstrations and packed budget hearings.

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Boosting Mass. businesses

Business Development sec. seeks to broaden opportunity

While the Greater Boston area has long been a hotbed of business innovation — from the biotech boom in Kendall Square to the tech start-ups growing on the Boston waterfront — it’s Nam Pham’s job to make sure the job creation is shared throughout the state.

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Caribbean extravaganza at the Bolling Building

Roxbury fête is highlight of Boston’s Caribbean Heritage Month observance

Caribbean Americans gathered in Dudley Square to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with music, poetry and other cultural expressions.

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Education chief says no secrets in BPS planning

Says emails were not indicative of planning on future needs for Boston school buildings

In the wake of the release of Walsh administration emails in which BPS officials discuss school closures, city officials say that there are no concrete plans to close schools.

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