Articles By Ja'Pheth Toulson

Ja’Pheth Toulson finds a social issue angle in each beat he covers. A stray bullet changed Ja’Pheth Toulson’s view of journalism when it struck and killed a 4-year-old boy who was watching a basketball game on a Bronx, N.Y., street. His coverage of the story gained national attention, but Mr. Toulson’s main goal is to write stories that are “a stepping point for change.”

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