Jonathan Franklin

The Washington Post

correspondent for The Washington Post in Santiago, Chile.

Jonathan Franklin appears in the following:

Wendy Williams' guardianship is the subject of a new documentary. Here's how it works

Friday, March 01, 2024

With a court-appointed guardian in charge of her finances, the former talk show host has practically no autonomy. Here's what guardianships do — and how it impacts Williams.


What to know about Wendy Williams' diagnosis of aphasia and frontotemporal dementia

Thursday, February 22, 2024

News of the former TV host's medical diagnosis comes days ahead of the TV premiere of Where is Wendy Williams? — a two-part documentary detailing her health battles.


8-year-old Shy'Kemmia Pate disappeared in 1998. Her family still hopes for answers

Monday, January 01, 2024

Shy'Kemmia Pate went missing from her home in Georgia more than 25 years ago, when she was eight years old. Her family is still hoping for answers.


Sean 'Diddy' Combs temporarily steps aside as chairman of Revolt TV network

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Combs temporarily stepped down as chairman of the TV network he co-founded in 2013, a spokesperson for the record executive confirmed. The move follows lawsuits against Combs alleging sexual abuse.


25 years later, a Georgia mother isn't giving up on finding her missing daughter

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Shy'Kemmia Pate was just 8 years old when she vanished from her family's porch in Unadilla, Ga., on Sept. 4, 1998. She has not been heard from or seen ever since.


2 flight attendants sue United Airlines for discrimination on Dodgers charter flights

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Dawn Todd and Darby Quezada had spent more than a decade trying to join the airline's program that staffs the Los Angeles Dodgers' flights.


Va. police investigate after pig mask, 'I Can't Breathe' shirt found in police car

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The three words "I Can't Breathe" refer to what some police brutality victims, like George Floyd, Eric Garner and Manuel Ellis, said before their untimely deaths at the hands of law enforcement.


The FDA is proposing a ban on hair relaxers with formaldehyde due to cancer concerns

Saturday, October 21, 2023

The federal agency says it is proposing a ban on the use of formaldehyde in hair straighteners and smoothers, which have been linked to increased cancer risks.


A Black Texas student suspended for his hairstyle is shifted to an alternative school

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School, who was suspended for wearing a natural hairstyle, will be placed in a disciplinary alternative education program through Nov. 29.


California creates nation's first 'Ebony Alert' to find missing Black children

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The alert system will use electronic highway signs and encourage the use of TV, radio, social media and other platforms to spread information about the missing person.


Police investigate the shooting death of man who often confronted alleged pedophiles

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Robert Wayne Lee, known online as "Boopac Shakur," was killed during an argument in a Michigan restaurant. So far, there is no evidence the confrontation was a planned sting by Lee, police said.


New California law bars schoolbook bans based on racial and LGBTQ topics

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Gov. Gavin Newsom called the new measure "long overdue," saying that the banning binge of diversity materials has to come to an end.


She's currently the only Black woman leading a state military. Here's how it happened

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead of Maryland only became a soldier to help pay for college. Three decades later, she's risen to the top military position in Maryland, leading a force of 4,600 soldiers.


NAACP signs agreement with FEMA to advance equity in disaster resilience

Friday, September 22, 2023

As part of the collaborative effort, the NAACP's Emergency Management Task Force will regularly meet with FEMA to advance its progress on equity within disaster preparedness.


A Black Texas student sues after he was suspended over his hairstyle

Friday, September 22, 2023

Darryl George was penalized for wearing his natural hairstyle that officials say violates a dress code. He's suing the state for failing to enforce an anti-discrimination law.


FCC judge rules that Knoxville's only Black-owned radio station can keep its license

Monday, September 18, 2023

Since 2022, WJBE has battled with the FCC over its owner, Joe Armstrong, being able to own a radio station following his conviction in 2016 for making a false statement on his tax return.


Debris has been located in search for the F-35 jet that went missing

Monday, September 18, 2023

Personnel from Joint Base Charleston say the debris field was discovered roughly two hours northeast of the base. The jet's pilot ejected safely near Charleston, S.C. on Sunday.


5 former Memphis officers are indicted on federal charges for death of Tyre Nichols

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The five former police officers face charges of excessive force, deliberate indifference and witness tampering for the January death of the 29-year-old Nichols.


What we know about the search for escaped Pennsylvania inmate Danelo Cavalcante

Thursday, September 07, 2023

A manhunt stretches into its eighth day and a tower guard has been placed on leave amid an investigation into Danelo Cavalcante's escape. Here are the latest updates.


A special counsel will indict Hunter Biden in gun case this month, DOJ says

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

The charges that David Weiss will seek against Hunter Biden were not disclosed directly in the latest filing Wednesday.