Delores Handy is a multiple Emmy-awarding winning broadcast journalist. She worked at radio and television stations in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas as well as in Memphis, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., before moving to Boston in 1982 to work at Channel 7.
Since arriving in Boston, she has also worked at Channel 2 and Channel 68 as a producer, news anchor and host. In addition, she has been news anchor for the Monitor Channel and CNN Headline News.
Among her awards and honors are four Emmy Awards for her work in television in Washington and Boston; induction in the “Silver Circle” of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of excellence in television; a citation by the Museum of African-American History as one of the 350 people who epitomize the spirit of black presence in Massachusetts; Journalist of the Year by the Washington Press Club; a New York International Film Festivals Award for Documentaries; and many other awards from journalism and civic organizations for her work as a producer, writer, reporter and news anchor.
After a tumultuous year, including a student walk out, Madison Park faculty say 55 percent of the senior class will attend college and 40 percent will enter career technology programs.
Resistance to forced busing in Boston left deep scars on its students. Today, teachers address this significant event in the city’s history in the classroom.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh seeks to raise $12 million to find housing solutions for the city’s chronically homeless population, which is estimated to include about 600 people.
Thousands stood in sweltering heat to hear Nelson Mandela speak at Madison Park High’s gymnasium 25 years ago today. Mandela had just been released from prison after 27 years just four months before he came to Boston. The gym is officially being renamed in his honor.
Overall, two-thirds of the uniformed police force in Boston is white in a city where 53 percent of residents are people of color.
In Boston this month, more than 4,100 high school students are graduating from one of the country’s most diverse school systems. We meet one of these notable graduates: Fatuma Mohamed.
After 22 years in jail, Sean Ellis, convicted of the 1993 killing of a Boston detective, is now free on bail.
It’s been 20 years since the EPA launched its water quality improvement effort for the Charles River.
Sixth grade Orchard Gardens school science teacher Erin Dukeshire is one of four teachers in the country awarded this year’s Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.
Excel High School in South Boston devoted a class period Wednesday to an all-school conversation about race.
Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.
The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.