Columnist

Derrick Z. Jackson

An award-winning columnist for the Op-Ed section, Jackson is a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a 2-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a 9-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is known for his nature photography, and his images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History.

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Boston gets the gold for sports sanity

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Boston rejected 2024 because it instinctively knew it did not have to dangle its financial or cultural future from an Olympic ring.

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Hamburg already has gold medal in transportation

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Hamburg subways routinely arrive every five minutes as promised and buses roll through even low-income immigrant neighborhoods with stunning frequency

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Slave ship artifacts headed to Smithsonian are proof of abhorrent past

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There are stunningly few nautical artifacts to fully confront Americans with the horrors of slavery.