Wayne Washington, The Palm Beach Post

Wayne Washington

The Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Wayne:

Reflections on Juneteenth: Black civil rights and the influence of fatherhood

On Juneteenth: From MLK to Obama, advancers for civil rights were driven by their fatherhood and dreams of better life for their own children → Read More

'American Idol' runner-up and sports luminaries attend forum on Black men in West Palm Beach

Former American Idol runner-up Willie Spence returned to West Palm Beach Sunday for a forum on Black men. → Read More

West Palm mayor on recent mass shootings: 'Mind-boggling where our society seems to be going'

The shooting death of a former Dreyfoos School of the Arts student and a weekend of political and racial violence drew condemnation in West Palm Beach. → Read More

Florida's $676 million in mortgage relief: Lake Worth Beach woman never gave up on trying to save her home

In two weeks, nearly 25,000 Floridians have applied for housing help through a federal assistance program. Monica Figueroa was one of them. → Read More

SunFest 2022: Clear skies, smaller crowds make for fantastic Sunday finale

Rain drenched SunFest revelers at some points, but it failed to wash away enthusiasm for an event that had been canceled for two consecutive years. → Read More

Local Black clergy, political and social group leaders blast DeSantis' redistricting plans

Local Black leaders said Gov. Ron DeSantis' redistricting plans have one goal: to diminish the clout of Black voters → Read More

Riviera police chief resigns amid reports he violated protocol in 'unarrest' of councilman

Nathan Osgood told a captain there was no probable cause to arrest a city councilman, who was captured on video in a dispute with his then-fiance. → Read More

A former West Palm cop was fired for calling a Black cop a racial slur; now he's suing to get his job back

West Palm Beach Police Chief Frank Adderley fired the white officer, who has now filed suit. → Read More

West Palm's water panel: City has better treatment, notification plan for problems

Mayor Keith James's panel of water quality experts weigh in on how to improve water safety in West Palm Beach. → Read More

West Palm Beach election: Cathleen Ward wins District 1 seat, will succeed outgoing Kelly Shoaf

A 32-year old attorney making her first run for public office appears to be the newest West Palm Beach City Commission member. → Read More

Riviera Beach election: Mayoral race headed to runoff

Riviera Beach's mayoral race will have to wait until a runoff March 22 to determine a winner. → Read More

Municipal elections Tuesday could bring new leadership to cities in Palm Beach County

A new City Commission member in West Palm Beach. A new mayor in Jupiter. Tuesday's elections could bring changes to municipal leadership. → Read More

Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County officials mark groundbreaking of $35 million affordable apartments

Local officials say the planned 112-unit Berkeley Landing on Broadway Avenue in Riviera Beach will help address a crushing housing need. → Read More

18-month investigation: West Palm police arrest 18 suspects tied to drugs, guns and money

The people arrested range in age from 19 to 58 years old and face a range of weapons, drug and violence charges through the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. → Read More

Trayvon Martin’s legacy: Push for social, criminal justice reform lives on 10 years after 17-year-old’s death

Trayvon’s killing in Florida – and the delayed arrest, acquittal of George Zimmerman – uncorked a wave of protests that led to the social movement Black Lives Matter. → Read More

State of the city: West Palm mayor talks about boom times, crime, expensive housing and water problem

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James talks about the economic boom, crime rates, water issues and the expensive housing problem in the city. → Read More

Season to Share: Young mom, used to giving, now in need after lupus hurts career, finances

Samantha Johnson knew something was wrong in January, when she began to feel fatigued. But it wasn't just the long hours she was putting in at work. → Read More

$500M Transit Village development in West Palm Beach project gets new investors

The $500 million Transit Village project in West Palm Beach has long been a dream for Michael Masanoff. Now, a trio of high-profile investors are sharing that dream. → Read More

Palm Beach County completes count of military and overseas ballots in District 20 race

Cherfilus-McCormick holds tiny lead over Holness after recounts in District 20 special Democratic Party primary → Read More

Recount continues in Congressional District 20 Democratic primary race

With a slim margin between the leading Democratic contenders for the District 20 Congressional seat, a recount began Friday, and continues. → Read More