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

Tolman apologizes for calling Healey’s questions ‘unbecoming’

By Akilah Johnson , Globe Staff

Attorney general hopeful Warren Tolman apologized for his use of the word during a debate with Maura Healey.

Book traces lawmaker’s rise from Jim Crow South to Congress

By Akilah Johnson , Globe Staff

Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina spoke in Boston recently about his new memoir.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

By Akilah Johnson , Globe Staff

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.

Ferguson protesters split on tactics, agree life must change

By Akilah Johnson , Globe Staff

The divide among protesters in Ferguson, Mo., echoes those in previous generations of civil rights struggles.