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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Marking Roxbury’s revolutionary history

Roxbury, South Boston historical groups commemorate expulsion of British troops

In more recent history, the last leg of the trip — from the Roxbury headquarters of General George Washington’s Continental Army to Dorchester Heights, the highest point in president-day South Boston — has often seemed more distant. While markers commemorating Knox’s historical feat were laid throughout New York and Massachusetts in 1926, terminating at a Dorchester Heights monument to the Continental Army’s fortifications, it wasn’t until 2009 that Roxbury received a marker for the Knox Trail.

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Selling an edgy aesthetic

Software engineer branches out into designing accessories

Juanda Siddiqui is a software engineer who works for Waltham-based defense contractor, Raytheon. However, she channels her artistic bent into making and selling jewelry in her spare time through her business, Cultural Findings.

Four vying for vacant D.A. seat

Former asst. U.S. attorney latest to join race to replace Dan Conley

Rachael Rollins, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief legal counsel at MassPort has entered the race for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, pledging to introduce reforms to the office while pursuing justice for victims of crime.

Walsh supportive of body cameras

Commissioner, councilors on board with full implementation after study

Mayor Martin Walsh for the first time signaled support for funding full implementation of body-worn cameras after city councilors, community activists and Boston Police Department brass testified in support of implementing the devices during a hearing Monday.

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2018 elections bring out expanding cast of candidates

DA departure sets off political chain reaction

With a special election looming for the 1st Suffolk Senate district seat recently vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry, Conley’s surprise move may mean a cake-walk for South Boston state Rep. Nick Collins, who now has no opposition for the senate seat on the Democratic or Republican ballots. Rep. Evandro Carvalho, a former Suffolk County prosecutor, withdrew from the 1st Suffolk race to pursue the DA seat.

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Arroyo accuser drops complaint

Arroyo accuser drops complaint

The woman who accused former Boston Chief of Health and Human Services Felix G. Arroyo of sexual harassment has withdrawn her complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in a move that could open the door to filing a civil law suit.

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District Attorney Conley’s departure sets off yet another contested race

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s announcement he will not seek office next year has changed the calculus in what is shaping up to be a busy state election year.

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School turnaround bill advances

New approach requires community input

Days after the Question 2 ballot initiative backing charter school expansion went down by a decisive 62-38 margin in 2016, charter proponents including Gov. Charlie Baker cited the Springfield Empowerment Zone as the next new education reform.

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Slow going on largest Rox. parcel

Eleven years after original P3 designation, land remains bare

Elma Lewis Partners and the development team that will jointly own the project, Feldco Development, now say they are just months away from beginning site preparation work, but Boston Planning and Development Agency has yet to give its final approval for the project.

Boston blacks made exodus to Roxbury

Small Beacon Hill community moved to south neighborhoods

Since the black community first coalesced on Beacon Hill in the late 18th century, blacks began a pattern of moving into neighborhoods abandoned by the white gentry. At the time, wealthy whites who had employed blacks as servants on Beacon Hill began moving off the Boston peninsula to outlying communities in the town of Roxbury, where they built country estates.

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