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.

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In Trump, black Republicans see plenty to lose

By , Globe Staff

Donald Trump has begun to make a pitch to African-American voters, but his approach has not been warmly received.

As school year looms, some homeless families face uncertainty

By , Globe Staff

The govenor has made it a priority to cut hotels and motels from the emergency shelter system.

In Vt., Bernie Sanders backers still deal with agony of defeat

By , Globe Staff

Many Sanders supporters in his very liberal home state are considering their options — and aren’t fully on board with Hillary Clinton.

Walsh appoints special chronic homelessness adviser

By , Globe Staff

Laila Bernstein has focused on homeless issues for the city for nearly two years and now says she plans to “scale up” efforts.