Linn Washington Jr.

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[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

[OP-ED]: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams: Cold to Injustice/Hot for Corruption?

 03/24/2017 - 15:41
At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.
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The 50-page federal indictment released recently that charged Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams with 23 counts of corrupt misconduct did not reference an egregious injustice committed by Williams that revolved around defiant refusal to acknowledge grievous errors.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:45pm
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At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.

[OP-ED]: Media Misses New Jobs Program Announced By U.S. Attorney General Sessions

 03/17/2017 - 08:45
Jeff Sessions, crackdown, laws

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced creation of major jobs program recently during his policy speech in Virginia.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:30am
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week his plan to crackdown on street crime and push for more mandatory sentencing laws. 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.