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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School department to keep schools open, cut busing, staff

West Roxbury Academy, Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, and Middle School Academy in South Boston will remain open. The Elihu Greenwood School and the William B. Rogers Middle School, both in Hyde Park, will close.

District attorney draws fire after voicing support for mandatory minimums

Suffolk County District Attorney voiced his opposition to a growing movement to end mandatory minimum sentences in Massachusetts. Legislators, many judges and sheriffs are in support of repealing at least some of the mandatory sentencing guidelines.

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Dorcena Forry leads festivities at St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is more diverse now than ever before.

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Black-led team aims to build in Dudley Sq.

New building to include offices, retail space and residential units

The opening of the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building has significantly changed the face of Dudley Square. There’s a new Tropical Foods supermarket and other commercial projects are in the development pipeline, but none are as ambitious as the retail, office and residential development project being planned by a team of African American developers led by Ken Guscott.

Roxbury rents rising rapidly

While $2,000 a month may be too high for many long-time Boston residents, it’s now the norm for a three-bedroom apartment in Roxbury. With real estate values and rents rising rapidly in the Greater Boston area, Roxbury renters now must compete with those priced out of other neighborhoods. But next to the rental markets in Jamaica Plain, South Boston and the South End, Roxbury’s rents are still a bargain.

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McDonough: BPS budget falling short of rising costs

For the nearly two years that John McDonough has served as Interim Superintendent for the Boston Public Schools, the rising costs that have consistently outpaced revenues have kept him focused on two questions: How big will the budget gap become, and what has to get cut?

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For Black History Month, City Council honors black leaders

City councilors and community members gathered at City Hall last week to honor African American business and civic leaders as part of Black History Month.

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Sen. Warren focuses attention on plight of middle class

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is teaming up with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) to launch the Middle Class Prosperity Project, an initiative aimed at developing legislative strategies to improve the economic prospects of American workers.

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Cold war: City pulls plug on space savers

Drivers vow to hold parking spaces

Roxbury residents interviewed by the Banner showed little support for Mayor Martin Walsh’s directive for city workers to remove space savers from shoveled-out parking spaces that began Monday this week.

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Executive order seen boosting minority, women business office

Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week that the Office of Access and Opportunity, which helps businesses owned by minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans to secure contracts with state government, will now report directly to the Governor’s Office, a move widely seen as boosting the profile of the office.

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