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

Some people love Elizabeth Warren so much, they sent her $1,600 in flowers

By , Globe Staff

Showering a US senator with dozens of pink roses, hydrangeas, freesia, and calla lilies? That’s adoration.

The protest goes mainstream (again)

By , Globe Staff

Protester. Activist. Agitator. No longer are such labels seen solely as descriptions for radicals who question authority.

You’re not in Kansas anymore. This ‘Wiz’ is set in Roxbury.

By , Globe Staff

The issues on the minds of students at Boston Arts Academy include fears about getting into college, police brutality, and urban development.

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.