Writer at Large, Politics
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.
The move — endorsing two third-party candidates — could further erode Republican power in the city.
The superstar’s nearly three-hour tour de force couldn’t have arrived at a more urgent time when her Black and queer muses are under attack.
She would be the first woman of color to win the office in Pennsylvania. Here’s why she thinks she’s the best person for the job.
There were winners. There were losers. And the next mayor is set up to do some really big things.
New Committee of Seventy CEO Lauren Cristella on Her Historic Appointment and Takeaways From the Primary
We chat with her about making history, what went wrong with that independent Democratic mayoral candidate poll, and how her organization is gearing voters up for 2024.
Black progressives have been winning big in Philadelphia. It’s time for them to lead the movement.
Black candidates won big, establishment endorsements carried major weight, and tough losses for several progressives were among the highlights of a consequential election.
On election’s eve, critics of the incumbent sheriff reveal the FBI asked about Bilal’s spending and management.
With so many strong candidates, it can be hard to choose just one. Which is why Philadelphia should let voters rank the candidates. Here’s how I’d vote if we did.
Throughout the mayoral campaign, the candidates have left us with more questions than answers. In the final month before the primary election, hopefully they’ll fix that.
Here’s why I believe Black voters remain cautious — and why we shouldn’t be surprised.
The candidate was recently recorded telling a white voter that his opponents would be “lynched” if people knew about their corruption.