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Melvin B. Miller

In the news: Melvin B. Miller
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Local News
In the news: Melvin B. Miller
Melvin B. Miller, the former publisher and editor of the Bay State Banner, was inducted last Saturday into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.
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Mel Miller: civil rights leader and son of Roxbury
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Editorial
Mel Miller: civil rights leader and son of Roxbury
On June 22, we gathered to honor Mel Miller, the founder and owner of the Bay State Banner for more than 57 years. We gathered not only to celebrate him for his work as a businessman, but also to thank him for being one of Boston’s most effective civil rights leaders.
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Yawu Miller reflects on his Banner career
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Local News
Yawu Miller reflects on his Banner career
In 1998, I went undercover as a motorist, driving with a friend through Brookline at 1 a.m. to determine how long it would take for police in the town to pull over a Black motorist. We lasted 20 minutes before three cruisers boxed us in on Beacon Street. An officer asked us whether we were lost and noted that I was from Roxbury.
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Banner has been standard-bearer for Boston community
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Black History
Banner has been standard-bearer for Boston community
It’s been a long and remarkable journey for the Banner, since publisher Melvin Miller first opened the Banner’s doors, stepping into the shoes of William Monroe Trotter and other black publishers who blazed the trail in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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A farewell
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Editorial
A farewell
After 57 years as publisher of the Bay State Banner, it is time for me to step down.
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Passing of the torch: Banner changes hands
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Local News
Passing of the torch: Banner changes hands
A younger but seasoned generation of journalists is leading the Bay State Banner into its second half century in the wake of its sale Feb. 28 to a new Black ownership team.
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