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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.
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.
What Trump said during the first presidential debate was horrible. But ugly t-shirts and excessive consumerism as a clap back? Give me a break.
Once again, the moral case for defeating Trump isn’t sticking. With a month until the election, it’s time for Dems to take a different approach.
White support for Black Lives Matter has been declining as we get closer to Election Day. Could a retreat to empathy — instead of the pursuit of more radical demands — be to blame?
Current efforts by law enforcement to force the city’s most vulnerable residents from the Parkway are starting to feel like a recipe for disaster — and hark back to one of Philadelphia’s darkest days.