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 victories of Fetterman, Shapiro, and Davis gave Democrats statewide power they haven’t seen in years.
With days until the midterm election, get-out-the-vote efforts need to take priority.
Would you sink a billion dollars into something if you had no clue how it was being spent?
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has become so politically polarizing that it’s beginning to drop the ball for its own causes.
The national fear-mongering and oversimplification around the viral Wawa video need to be replaced with mature solutions.
Selfish moves by Philly Dems risk turning off voters and inciting party rancor — a recipe for midterms disaster.
With the resignations of Councilmembers Domb, Green, Parker and Quiñones-Sánchez, City Hall won’t be the same. There’s some good to that, but their presence on Council will also be missed.
The first Black leader of the Philadelphia Building Trades has set his sights on diversifying our unions, modernizing the way they wield power and tipping the scales in the city’s most consequential mayoral election in decades.
You’d think in the wake of a still-churning pandemic, sociopolitical uprisings, and city crises, we would finally be over this pompous all-white-attire affair.
The traumatizing clearing of the University City Townhome encampment in West Philly symbolizes the ongoing racial injustice of gentrification.
The recent shutdowns of several Black community events reinforce racial double standards and political hypocrisy.
July 4th doesn’t feel festive in America when half the population’s liberties are being threatened.
When unpopular minority opinions overrule the will of the people, it’s time to stop being polite.
Parks, civil rights landmarks, jambalaya and jazz.