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.
The failed white supremacist coup was incited by the President, but it was enabled by those in the predominantly white media who spent years refusing to call his supporters what they are.
Pumping more money into policing isn’t working. In fact, recent events prove policing is beyond repair. It’s time to invest elsewhere.
No one is sad to see 2020 go, but there were moments in this difficult year that showed us we’re stronger than our biggest setbacks.
Generations of deception and neglect mean the U.S. health system has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to Black patient trust. With the coronavirus, there’s no time to lose.
The call to reduce police power in major cities like Philly is necessary — but those who still depend on the salaries, pensions and benefits associated with the troubled institution can’t see a viable future without it.
The big gift to the school district doesn’t settle the ongoing debate over whether the multibillion-dollar institution is doing enough to pay its fair share.
It’s time to get serious about beating this pandemic. The city’s new restrictions don’t go nearly far enough.
Black voters in Philly came up big for the new President-elect — but there are warning signs in the numbers.
The Philadelphia police department finally released body-cam footage of the final moments of a troubled Black man’s life. There was no protecting-and-serving involved.
The Democratic presidential candidate has pulled out all the stops in his push to win in the City of Brotherly Love. But what does that leave us with when the fliers and campaign surrogates disappear?
When a disabled Black man is shot in cold blood by the police, there’s no way we can continue to call ourselves the City of Brotherly Love.
Engaging voters has never been more crucial than in this election cycle, but there are a few commonsense tactics that are still being neglected.
Anthony Smith, Deandra Jefferson and Megan Malachi have been growing Philly for REAL Justice’s influence since 2015 and are now seeing many of their once-widely criticized demands become reality.
In a Philly Mag exclusive, the trailblazing Democratic VP nominee opens up about tackling gun violence and homelessness, her criminal justice record, college debt, and why a vote for Biden is more than a vote against Trump.
No, the presidential candidates aren’t ideal, but one of them could literally kill us all.