Writer 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.
City Republicans just elected 31-year-old state Rep. Martina White as their party chair. What’s it going to take for the Democrats to dislodge Bob Brady, who’s held his party’s role longer than White has been alive?
The cable giant’s fight against media mogul Byron Allen’s racial-discrimination lawsuit could undermine bedrock civil rights protections.
Isaiah Thomas and Jamie Gauthier join Mayor Kenney and DA Larry Krasner in supporting the Massachusetts senator.
Community organizer Kendra Brooks became the first third-party candidate to win a City Council at-large seat in the modern era. Is this the beginning of the end for Philly’s two-party system?
Several prominent elected Democrats are supporting Working Families Party candidates for City Council at Large because they want to oust Republicans. But where do they think those votes are going to come from?
Backing efforts to end America’s opioid epidemic is noble, but you need to think through why people of color who have endured similar atrocities aren’t automatically standing with you.
Running as an independent in this town should mean more than just beating Republicans. It should also mean teaching Democrats a lesson.
When a minority-owned city contractor broke lobbying rules last year, it was banned from bidding again. Guess what happened when a white-owned firm did the same thing?
Community College of Philadelphia is doing more virtue signaling than effecting actual change for LGBTQ students and staff with its adoption of a genderless symbol.
A now-viral video of the encounter has the teen’s family alleging racial profiling.
We are far past the point of giving second chances.
Three employees of color at the Old Navy in Center City say that they and other black and brown co-workers were kept out of sight while the cameras were rolling.
There’s something remarkably cringeworthy about displaying gross wealth and status in public spaces — especially in a city that has such a devastating wealth gap.