Columnist

Derrick Z. Jackson

An award-winning columnist for the Op-Ed section, Jackson is a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a 2-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a 9-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is known for his nature photography, and his images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History.

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DERRICK Z. JACKSON

In debate questions, race should be at the top of the list

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At the presidential debate on Monday night, moderator Lester Holt needs to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about police brutality and race.

OPINION | DERRICK Z. JACKSON

Derrick Z. Jackson: Milwaukee’s invisible racial cage

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I’ve had a bad feeling for a quarter century about my hometown of Milwaukee.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Boston needs bike tracks

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Year after year, the deaths of cyclists can’t seem to spur Boston or Cambridge to make their cities truly bike friendly.

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San Diego sets an example for Mass. on renewable energy

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San Diego is the largest city in the nation to declare a legally-enforceable target to run only on renewable energy. Boston and Massachusetts should emulate it.