Jonathan Franklin

The Washington Post

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Politicians need to mobilize Black male voters ahead of the midterms, experts say

Monday, November 07, 2022

Just like with any voting bloc, there's still a vast array of diverging opinions, ideologies and issues that are important among Black voters in races.


'Predatory gambling' has helped the lottery reach sky-high jackpot, critics say

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

The estimated jackpot total is just short of the Powerball record and the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, officials say.


Maryland State Police troopers allege racial discrimination in a new lawsuit

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The 40-page class-action lawsuit alleges the state's law enforcement agency has a history of engaging in systemic discrimination against its officers of color.


N.Y. officials announce plans for a memorial to the victims of the Buffalo shooting

Sunday, October 23, 2022

The May 14th Memorial Commission is a step in the state's long-term commitment to supporting and uplifting the East Side Buffalo community, officials say.


Are you voting in the midterm elections? We want to know what issues matter to you

Thursday, October 20, 2022

NPR wants to hear from people who are voting in this year's midterm elections. Are you planning to vote in the midterm election? What issues are you hoping that politicians address?


Online platforms radicalized the Buffalo mass shooting suspect, a new report says

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The New York attorney general's office said it reviewed thousands of pages of documents and social media content to study how the suspect used online platforms to plan and publicize the mass shooting.


A pair of Levi's that sold for $76K reflects anti-Chinese sentiment of 19th century

Friday, October 14, 2022

A pocket on the 1880s-era pair of jeans says, "The only kind made by white labor."


An Ohio man pleads guilty to plotting a mass shooting of college women in 2020

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The suspect expressed admiration for Elliot Rodger, the gunman who killed six people and injured 14 others in Isla Vista in May 2014, according to the DOJ.


The Buffalo supermarket gunman won't pursue a psychiatric defense in his state case

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

In a statement to NPR, a spokesperson for the New York State Unified Court System said the defense has "neither filed a notice nor requested an extension to do so."


After a deadly mass shooting, the DOJ is launching an anti-hate initiative in Buffalo

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The new initiative is a broader effort by the Justice Department that it plans to launch across all 94 United States attorneys' offices over the next year.


Photos: What Ian's havoc looks like in South Carolina

Friday, September 30, 2022

The storm landed in South Carolina after devastating southwest and central Florida. Ian brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along South Carolina coast, causing damage in some areas.


Some don't evacuate, despite repeated hurricane warnings, because they can't

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

People with disabilities, people who can't afford it and people who don't want to abandon their pets are among the many who can't easily get up and leave before a hurricane.


A Mississippi man burned a cross in a hate crime, the U.S. Justice Department alleges

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The 23-year-old suspect burned the cross in front of his Black neighbors because of their race, according to the U.S. Justice Department.


How to help people in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Fiona

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Several organizations are asking for assistance in helping those impacted by Hurricane Fiona.


Family Dollar recalls Colgate products that were improperly stored

Monday, September 19, 2022

Family Dollar says it is not aware of any complaints from customers nor any reports of illnesses related to the recall.


After migrants arrived in Martha's Vineyard, a community gathered to welcome them

Friday, September 16, 2022

Residents across Martha's Vineyard say they were scrambling to care for the nearly 50 immigrants, who arrived without warning at the local airport.


Halle Bailey's 'Little Mermaid' is already making waves among young Black girls

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Social media has been filled with videos of Black children watching the teaser of the trailer for the new Little Mermaid movie, which stars Bailey.


A Black pastor sues the police who arrested him while watering his neighbors' flowers

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The lawsuit names the city of Childersburg, Ala., which oversees the police department that arrested Jennings, as a defendant.


Watering flowers while Black: A pastor shares his story of wrongful arrest

Thursday, September 01, 2022

A Black pastor in Alabama says he was wrongfully arrested and charged with a crime while he was watering his neighbor's flowers, per their request. He shares his experience with NPR.


A shipment of baby wipes turns out to be $11.8 million worth of cocaine

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the seized cocaine totaled more than $11.8 million in street value.