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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The positive numbers about young black men

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A 30-second video released by the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP debunked many myths about young black men. But why stop there?

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Seattle’s Second Ave. should inspire Comm. Ave. plans

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Commonwealth Avenue is the first major test of whether Boston’s goal of increasing bike commuting is for real.

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Will Charlie Baker prove that he understands Ferguson?

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If he can follow up his rhetoric with policy, his words will have real meaning.

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‘Broken windows,’ broken policy

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The theory that targeting low-level crimes will reduce major ones has led to the deaths of unarmed blacks by police.