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.
“I am the right person, for this moment, to lead the 3rd District into the future,” says the West Philly native and former executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservatory.
“I have a direct line from the White House to North Philly — Trump wants to help us,” says Republican Daphne Goggins.
A City Council resolution to ban disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly from the city is commendable, but that same energy should also be directed to support local movements for accountability around sexual misconduct.
In her bid for the 190th District’s special election seat, Pamela Williams believes that “progress starts with the people.”
“I’m running because I care about my community,” says Johnson-Harrell, who just clinched the Democratic party’s nomination in the 190th District’s special election.
The embattled official now has the backing of local celebrity chef Saudia Shuler, known for hosting lavish prom sendoffs — and for pleading guilty to federal fraud charges last week.
The controversial sheriff wasn’t exactly pleased to see a reporter at his event minutes after news broke about a sexual harassment settlement.
We could solve some real problems for what it would cost to slap a coat of empty symbolism on the Walt Whitman.
Renowned for her efforts to diversify city government, Reynolds Brown is expected to endorse her chief of staff as her replacement.
A political lunch convened by City Council President Darrell Clarke seems to have had unintended consequences.
The annual MLK Day Awards and Benefit Luncheon is a pricey, elitist affair that this year is honoring a local official facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
The veteran Juntos executive director is running a campaign that is geared toward “speaking truth to power.”
Adrian Rivera-Reyes, a democratic socialist, has officially announced his City Council at-large bid as “a nontraditional candidate.”
The diversity problem at city nonprofits doesn’t stem from “unqualified” minorities applying.
From dragging his feet on removing the Rizzo statue to tolerating Mummers Parade antics, the mayor is struggling to appease both sides of a racially divided city. This year, that needs to change.