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.
A court-appointed receiver for the former Radius Hospital on Townsend Street is seeking bidders for an August 13 auction to sell the 159,000-square-foot facility and the five acres of prime Roxbury land on which it sits. Possible uses for the site include a health care facility, a school, dormitory space or housing.
Push for public support comes as report finds fault with agency
The Boston Redevelopment Authority seems to be making good on its pledge to be more transparent and accountable, seeking public support for its urban renewal districts amid revelations the agency is lacks critical planning staff and has potentially mismanaged finances.
Former Radius hospital to be sold
For sale: 159,000 square-foot hospital building complex on five acres of prime Roxbury land. Bids due August 10.
A group of civil rights activists, elected officials and attorneys will soon call on Mayor Martin Walsh to settle longstanding discrimination complaints filed by black officers in the Boston Police Department, reform the system of exams used for hiring and promotion, and take affirmative steps to end police profiling.
Brainstorm arts ideas for Boston Creates
The Dorchester residents packed into a classroom at the Vietnamese American Community Center represent a cross section of the city’s most diverse neighborhood: black, Latino, white and Asian, young and old, brainstorming ideas about how to best enhance the local arts scene. The idea-sharing session was part of the city’s Boston Creates initiative, a 15-month effort aimed at enhancing the city’s arts scene.
Many defend D.R.’s planned deportations
Last week, the scene in front of the Dominican consulate was tense as a predominantly Haitian group of protesters squared off against a smaller group of Dominicans demonstrating in support of the Dominican government. That protest was perhaps the most visible sign of a rift within the Boston-area Dominican community over their government’s new immigration policy, which critics say will effectively render stateless more than 200,000 people born in the Dominican Republic.
Cops now obligated to cite reason for stop
Nine months after the release of a report detailing a pattern of bias in police stops of blacks in Boston, the Boston Police Department has instituted new guidelines for its officers that explicitly prohibit stops based solely on race, gender or physical characteristics.
Legislators, diplomats attend State House event
As the independent nation of Cape Verde turns 40, Cape Verdeans reflect on the historic significance of the date.
City officials, business boosters gather at Strand Theatre
More than 400 came to the Strand Theatre last week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Boston Main Streets program, which has helped revitalize 20 neighborhood business districts in the city.
President Obama’s call to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capital in South Carolina in the wake of the Charleston church shooting bolstered the growing backlash against the divisive symbol.