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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.
Without a plan to combat barriers to access to capital for Black businesses, the generational wealth gap plaguing the largest racial demographic in the city will never close.
After an unexpected endorsement controversy, the longtime political staffer and influencer says she intends to continue taking her campaign directly to voters.
When the vast amount of equity, wealth, and resources are controlled by a city’s racial minority, it’s time to start asking why.
Those union endorsements probably aren’t going to hurt.
The mayor seems to lack a sincere understanding of how to address the racial disparities that have hovered over his administration since the beginning.
This time around, longtime community advocate Tracey Gordon is running for Register of Wills.
Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee failed voters on Monday night by choosing to back an incumbent facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
Accusations of racial — and personal — animosity have roiled District Council 47 official Ethelind Baylor’s campaign for an at-large Council seat.
The nastiest phase of the Philly election cycle is finally over — and thank goodness it is.
On one side we have the privileged who reap its benefits without ever touching a sugary drink, and on the other the impoverished and people of color who fund those benefits.
Activist Abdul-Aliy Muhammad originally faced charges on seven counts over a protest of Council member Jannie Blackwell in February.
“I’m the only candidate in the race who has worked on voting rights or election reform issues as part of their profession,” says attorney Kahlil Williams.
“If people understand and connect the dots between their life experience and the mayor’s record, there will be a change,” says the longtime politician on what it will take for him to defeat Jim Kenney.
This super-crowded field means we’re not getting much of a shakeup in City Hall.