Editor at Large
Ernest Owens is an award-winning journalist and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC. As an openly gay black journalist, he has made headlines for speaking frankly about intersectional issues in society regarding race, LGBTQ, and pop culture.
Police allowed hate group Patriot Front to harass Philadelphians without much intervention. Compare that to their treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters, and the double standard is galling.
If there was ever a moment to get serious about defunding our police department, this would have been it. Instead, we gave the people responsible for last year’s tear-gassing what amounts to a raise.
Gym’s arrest in Harrisburg made headlines but accomplished nothing. Johnson should be doing more than holding anti-violence rallies. Activism may be what put them on the map, but I expect more than political theater from my elected officials.
The abrupt departure of Philly Pride Presents leadership gives LGBTQIA community members a golden opportunity to build something that represents all of us — and completely unlike what came before.
Philly Pride Presents doesn’t represent the LGBTQIA community. The group’s latest social media posts prove it.
The city’s full-throttle charge into normalcy felt good at first, but now I’m feeling something unexpected: survivor’s guilt.
Not much has changed about the honeymoon resorts that first put the Poconos on the map — and that’s precisely the appeal.
If you think Steak 48’s policies are racist, you might want to ask yourself why.
The upscale chain restaurant in Center City has faced backlash on social media for its new policy. But it benefits the essential workers who suffered during an inequitable pandemic.
A night of progressive victories might mean new rules for how power flows through the city’s political corridors.
Mayor Jim Kenney’s admission of wrongdoing is long overdue — but it’s not enough to rectify the hardship the city has caused the Africa family for nearly four decades.
These are the new rules for hanging out now that more and more of us are vaccinated.
Both campaigns reveal what happens when polarizing politics negate the legitimate concerns of voters — forcing them to be conflicted at the polls.
Every time there’s a big news story involving racism, my alerts blow up. Here’s what people say, and what I say back.