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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OPINION | DERRICK Z. JACKSON

Derrick Z. Jackson: Milwaukee’s invisible racial cage

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I’ve had a bad feeling for a quarter century about my hometown of Milwaukee.

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Boston needs bike tracks

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Year after year, the deaths of cyclists can’t seem to spur Boston or Cambridge to make their cities truly bike friendly.

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San Diego sets an example for Mass. on renewable energy

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San Diego is the largest city in the nation to declare a legally-enforceable target to run only on renewable energy. Boston and Massachusetts should emulate it.

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Dallas should not make the nation forget Castile and Sterling

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In the heat of instant infernos ignited by intemperate cops, black people are animals until proven human.