Linn Washington Jr.

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[OP-ED]: La participación ciudadana: un sombrío indicador de la democracia

 05/23/2017 - 14:04
Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto
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Si bien, el aumento de la participación ciudadana en las elecciones primarias de Filadelfia este año es un avance, no merece aplausos.asi

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto
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The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Will DA candidate promises bring real justice?

 05/12/2017 - 17:20
Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto
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Candidates seeking a victory in the May 16, 2017 primary election for District Attorney in Philadelphia have spent months making big promises to initiate reforms and ‘restore integrity’ to that post now polluted by the presence of current DA Seth Williams who is facing a federal trial for a slew of corruption charges.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Trump Policies – Another ‘Trail of Tears?’

 05/05/2017 - 16:57
Exhibit at Museum of the Cherokee Indian. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: The Sacking of Bill O’Reilly Reveals Ignored Corporate Prejudice

 04/28/2017 - 14:55
The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photo: (Bill O'Reilly / Facebook)
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Although the decision by FOX News to sack its ratings superstar Bill O’Reilly in the wake of revelations that FOX paid $13-million to settle multiple sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly sparked cheers in some circles, circumstances surrounding O’Reilly’s ouster do not merit a champagne celebration.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
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The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photo: (Bill O'Reilly / Facebook)

[OP-ED]: Prevarications On Pot: Nonsense Clouds Common Sense

 04/21/2017 - 12:33
Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto
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Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Trump Backhands Child Hunger In Philadelphia

 04/17/2017 - 08:38
Children in the ultra-impoverished community of Kliptown outside Johannesburg, South Africa receive after-school meals funded by donations. LBWPhoto
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Thousands of children in Philadelphia went to bed with wrenching pains from hunger on the same night that President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on an airbase in Syria shortly before he dined on a gourmet meal at his opulent, sea-side estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:30am
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Children in the ultra-impoverished community of Kliptown outside Johannesburg, South Africa receive after-school meals funded by donations. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: La meta del Dr. King evaluada: asuntos inconclusos para los Latinos y los Afroamericanos

 04/07/2017 - 14:40
4/4 protestors march around City Hall in Center City Philadelphia. LBWPhoto
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Una meta del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ha inspirado a cientos de filadelfianos de diferentes razas, religiones y edades en la manifestación del Centro de la Ciudad el día 4 de abril – el cuadragésimo noveno aniversario del asesinato de King – donde todos renovaron la lucha por un aspecto ignorado de la lucha de King: los Derechos de Plata.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:45am
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Manifestantes marchan alrededor del Ayuntamiento en el centro de la ciudad de Filadelfia. Foto: LBW

[OP-ED]: Dr. King Sized Goal: Unfinished Business for Latinos and African-Americans

 04/07/2017 - 08:54
4/4 protestors march around City Hall in Center City Philadelphia. LBWPhoto
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A goal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired hundreds of Philadelphians of different races, religions and ages at a Center City rally on April 4th – the 49th anniversary of King’s assassination – where they renewed the fight around an overlooked aspect of King’s advocacy: Silver Rights.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:45am
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4/4 protestors march around City Hall in Center City Philadelphia. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Trump: Bridging an Unnecessary Wall

 03/31/2017 - 11:49
Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE
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Pennsylvania commands a dubious distinction. 

Pennsylvania is the state with the nation’s second highest total of structurally deficient bridges according to a Federal Highway Administration analysis updated earlier this year.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:45am
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Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE

Linn Washington Jr.

Linn Washington Jr. is a journalist who teaches journalism at Temple University. His reporting career has included analytical coverage across America and on four of the world’s seven continents. Professor Washington teaches journalism courses in reporting and writing. Washington has a degree from the Yale Law School.