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Linn Washington is a co-founder of This Can't Be Washington writes frequently on inequities in the criminal justice system, ills in society and problems in the news media. He teaches multi-media urban journalism at Temple University.

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Trump wears prejudice with pride., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2020
Trump's Tulsa Rally - Another Knee On The Neck! Examination of the bigoted similarities between Trump's rally in Tulsa, Ok and Reagan's 1980 rally in Philadelphia, Mississippi
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 20, 2020
Wrong About Weed - Blacks & Marijuana Myths on 4/20 The myths that have mangled public understandings of marijuana are not limited to conservative whites. Many black leaders perpetuate falsehoods about pot. The pro-pot prohibition postures of many black leaders works to the detriment of the black community that is targeted for discriminatory anti-marijuana law enforcement.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2020
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Smacks Abu-Jamal Again Pennsylvania's highest court takes sides in the contentious Abu-Jamal case, showing systemic injustice hiding in plain sight.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 20, 2020
New Jersey Officials Slime Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Historic preservation authorities in New Jersey have refused for four years to list the property where Martin Luther King Jr. plotted his first protest -- an inaction many deem insulting.
Trump's X-mas  gift: food stamps cuts to most needy. LBWPhoto, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Trump As Orange Grinch - Stops Food Stamps For Poor The Trump Administration has implement new regulations that will end access to food stamps for millions of America's most vulnerable citizens.
Dr. Quao at press conference in Philadelphia. LBWPhoto, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Details Demolish Allegations Against Popular Ousted Ambassador Former African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, issued a formal written Rebutal refuting charges leveled against her by the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. The Rebuttal raises questions about the veracity of Mahamat's claims.
Trump fans flames of racism to energize his base -- that denies he is racist., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Presidential Racism: Shining Example of America's Somber Status Quo Denial of obvious racism is a repugnant practice in America. President Trump is merely the latest official to engage in this abhorrent behavior.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Expensive Injustice: MOVE's 40-Years Behind Bars This article examines the actual dollar value costs expended on the decades long wrongful imprisonment of members of the radical MOVE organization. This revenge-driven incarceration led many to deem those members political prisoners.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 16, 2018
Philly's Top Cop Flops - Again - Backing Bigotry By Boys In Blue The Police Commissioner of Philadelphia is facing mounting criticism for his blanket defense of the PPD officers who arrested two black men for simply sitting inside a Starbucks located in a ritzy section of the downtown area. White customers in the coffee shop said the black men did nothing to merit the arrest.
Insurrectionists in Wilmington burn black owned newspaper., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
General Kelly - Historically Ignorant or Hysterically Bigoted? The only successful insurrection in American history took place on November 10, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina when white racists violently overthrew that city's elected government. The Wilmington insurrection is another event exposing the inaccuracy of the 'Heritage Not Hate' claim for sustaining monuments to the Confederacy.
President Trump (r) with Judge Gorsuch (l), From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 27, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch's Hiring Practices: Privilege or Prejudice? The federal judge that President Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to hire a single African-American, Hispanic or Native American as a law clerk in his office.
Protestor in Philadelphia opposed to GOP assault on health care., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Don the Con's Health Care Ignores Deadly Ills The health care plan unleashed by President Trump and Paul Ryan ignores deep seated problems in America's health care system.
Jeff blows an Alabama Hurricane, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 5, 2017
Malodorous Maelstrom Surrounds AG Jeff Sessions The failure of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reveal his contacts with a key Russian diplomat during or after his Senate confirmation hearing carries the stench of a fart that an orchestrated cover-up cannot dissipate.
Screen shot of Nubian Jak 3D phone app, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 2, 2017
An Afro-American History phone app from Britain - Really? Two Brits have created an engaging smart phone app based on Black History in the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Trump Exposes His Ignorance and Intolerance - Again Miscues on race continue to plague President Donald Trump. Those miscues are either mistakes arising from ignorance or actions reflecting a profound intolerance. The miscues are unacceptable regardless of origin.
Williams and Philly FOP prez in better times., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ethically Challenged Philly DA Exits Reelection Race Combative Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams stunned that city recently with an announcement that he would not seek reelection in the wake of scandals spinning around him for ethics violations and selective prosecution claims.
Brexit support sign in window of London home where author George Orwell once lived., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Brexit-Trump Comparisons Miss Key Points Embedded in the base of both the Brexit and Trump votes are strands of racism that too many analysts of all ideological stripes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean blithely dismiss.
Philly pot arrests drop after decriminalization., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2016
Pot Decriminalization Saves Philadelphia Millions Decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana has saved the City of Philadelphia millions in enforcement costs. Equally important, decriminalization has saved thousands the costs of arrest and a criminal record/
Pa State Historic marker honoring heroes of 9/11, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 11, 2016
These 9/11 Heroes Fought Against Terrorism a Century Before 2001 The Christiana Riot exposes another chapter in the long struggle of African-Americans against terrorism in the United States that is home grown.
San Francisco has an ugly history of police brutality little known outside of the Bay Area., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Critics Ignoring Wrongs About Police Abuse Prove Kaepernick Right The sordid history of police brutality in San Francisco is conspicuously missing from much of the fevered news and social media coverage around the protest against abusive policing by 49ers football team player Colin Kaepernick.

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