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

Alarmed by Trump, schools protect vulnerable students

By , Globe Staff

At least seven communities have sent home letters or posted statements after moves to restrict immigration and protections to transgender students.

Democrats are seeing a surge in local activism. Now what do they do with it?

By , Globe Staff

A wave of political dissent has swept the country, causing a surge of activity on the ground floor of the Democratic Party.

Number of homeless Mass. families doubles in 9 years

By , Globe Staff

More than 33,000 families – or more than 100,000 people – have spent at least one night in a homeless shelter since 2008.

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.