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

Burlington College closes under unwanted spotlight

By , Globe Staff

These last two weeks, students have been scrambling to transfer to other colleges, while graduates rushed to save thesis projects.

Clinton-era welfare rule gets little notice in election

By , Globe Staff

About 10,000 people in the state lost their food assistance last month, thanks to a provision in the 1996 welfare law.

A drive to rethink what incarceration is for

By , Globe Staff

The South Bay House of Correction reflects moving attitudes toward drug abuse and drug-related crimes.


Green Rainbow Party fund-raises for ‘cash-strapped’ delegates

By , Globe Staff

Those folks, 10 in total, have already been selected, but half of them need help getting to Texas, according to the state party’s website.