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Adrian Walker

Walker is a columnist for the Metro section. He provides commentary and opinion on local and regional news as well as society and culture. Walker started as a Metro columnist in 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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A mother seeks to give her slain son a voice

By , Globe Staff

Ten years ago this spring, Denise Cosby’s son, Justin, was shot to death in a high-profile murder on the Harvard campus.

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Bringing equity to the marijuana business will take more than talk

By , Globe Columnist

Tito Jackson claims to own a marijuana business in which white businessmen have invested all the capital. That’s a perfect example of why equity in the state’s marijuana business is a mirage.

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Representative Katherine Clark takes on Betsy DeVos over ‘racist’ policy change

By , Globe Columnist

The federal education department said it would roll back protections to curb excessive suspensions for students of color. But Betsy DeVos didn’t see Katherine Clark of Massachusetts coming.

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In Baker-Rollins dispute, a clear call for change

By , Globe Columnist

New Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins isn’t showing the usual deference to the governor. The issues are too important.