Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

Roxbury native receives RFK Human Rights Award

By , Globe Staff

Andrea James was honored for her work to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.


Maine voters can now rank their choices on the ballot

By , Globe Staff

Going forward in Maine, if there are multiple candidates on the ballot and none receives 50 percent of the vote, ranked voting kicks in.

Warren vows, ‘We will stand up to bigotry’

By , Globe Staff

The senator called on her fellow Democrats not to tolerate attacks on other Americans.

Call for unity doesn’t quell the tension in New Hampshire

By , Globe Staff

Voters in New Hampshire wondered how the polls, pundits and political prognosticators got it so wrong.