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 residents irked by developer’s changes to Bartlett Place plan

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.

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Observers encouraged by Baker administration transition team diversity, yet Latinos not represented

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.

Report finds race disparities in Massachusetts school discipline

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.

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School department commits resources to Madison Park

Madison Park Headmaster Al Holland is hoping to turn around the Technical Vocational high school, aided by increased financial resources and new administrative staff.

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City, state officials mark completion of Dudley Greenville housing

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

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Baker wins race for governor with few black, Latino votes

Charlie Baker won the race for Massachusetts governor by little more than 40,000 of the more than 2 million votes cast.

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School officials, students and parents weigh pepper spray for school police

The unarmed Boston Public School Police responsible for keeping students, teachers and staff safe in the city’s schools are asking city officials to arm them with pepper spray, saying they need the non-lethal agent to better do their jobs.

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Menino left lasting legacy of neighborhood revitalization

Former Mayor Thomas Menino focused attention on development projects in the city’s neighborhoods

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Don West captures black Boston’s history in Portraits of Purpose

Photographer Don West celebrated the publication of his book, Portraits of Purpose with an event at the Copley Square Library last week.

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Boston residents mourn death of city’s longest-serving mayor

Description: Former Mayor Thomas Menino died last week after a battle with Cancer.

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