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.

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Urban nonprofit celebrates 25 years of giving youths a voice

By , Globe Staff

The Center for Teen Empowerment will produce a play about the effects of racism in Boston, that runs Saturday at the Paramount Theatre.

Dorchester Youth Collaborative faces an uncertain future

By , Globe Staff

“The reality is we will close down if we don’t raise a lot of funds, and very quickly. . . . We have a real bad cash flow problem.”


19-year-old Harvard freshman runs for City Council

By , Globe Staff

Nadya Okamoto is 19, a college freshman, and a candidate for Cambridge City Council. Yes, that’s right. City Council.

Whipping up support for rec center becomes a cause celebre for teen activists

By , Globe Staff

Plans to build a 75,000-square foot facility in Jackson Square are close to becoming reality, but an $8.5 million funding gap remains.