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.
City and state officials cut the ribbon on a new teen center in Mattapan that features a recording studio and performance space.
A crowd estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 people marched from Dudley Square to the South Bay House of Correction, blocking traffic on the Interstate 93 on-ramp for more than two hours in a rowdy, but mostly peaceful protest over a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
President Obama’s executive order on immigration will grant temporary status to 4.4 million undocumented immigrants, but will not alter the status of an additional 6 million people who entered the United States illegally.
City officials are looking at the former Radius hospital building on Townsend Street as a potential site for in-patient drug rehabilitation programs.
Roxbury neighbors voiced dissatisfaction with Nuestra Comunidad over the community development corporation’s plans to house the Conservatory Lab Charter School in its Bartlett Place development.
Many in the black community were encouraged by Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s inclusion of four African Americans among the 16 chairmen of his transition team. No Latinos were appointed chairs of the team.
A report by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights finds that black and Latino students in Massachusetts are more likely to be suspended for non-violent, non-drug-related school disciplinary infractions than white and Asian students.
Madison Park Headmaster Al Holland is hoping to turn around the Technical Vocational high school, aided by increased financial resources and new administrative staff.
The completion of 43 units of affordable and market-rate housing on Dudley Street marks the end of the redevelopment of the Orchard Gardens area under the HUD HOPE VI program
Charlie Baker won the race for Massachusetts governor by little more than 40,000 of the more than 2 million votes cast.