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

Baltimore prosecutor’s zest for justice began in Boston

By , and Jan Ransom , Globe Staff

Marilyn Mosby, a Dorchester native and a BC Law graduate, made the decision to charge six officers in the Freddie Gray case.

The N.H. Connectors: People who know people in primary

By , Globe Staff

These Granite Staters serve as political connectors — and each comes with a hefty rolodex of good people to know if you’re running for president.

Efforts for youth in Boston help ease disparities

By , Globe Staff

Both Boston and Baltimore have major race disparities, but local groups are working to change this, hoping to avoid turmoil.

Governor Baker shining spotlight on sexual assault

By , Globe Staff

Gov. Charlie Baker has reestablished a council to improve prevention of sexual assault, enhance existing support services, and hold perpetrators accountable.