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.
From the candidate who promised the end of “scandal after scandal after scandal” in the Sheriff’s Office, we get … a scandal in the Sheriff’s Office.
From a series devoted to LGBTQ professionals to one that’s geared toward new-wave entrepreneurs.
When push came to shove for his administration’s Big Idea in addressing the opioid crisis, the Mayor’s failure to use his position of power turned out to be a political and moral disaster.
Why yesterday showed us Philly politics at its worst.
The former Philly mayor is on the campaign trail, backing one of the most blatant forms of state-sanctioned racism.
Philly’s new top cop started her job this week as the homicide rate continues to spike. But solving our crime epidemic is more on us than on her.
The real takeaway of the Kenyatta Johnson indictment.
He was an all-time NBA great. He was also a man who abused his power long before the #MeToo era. You don’t have to choose between these realities to grieve his untimely death.
The only federal holiday that even obliquely recognizes what this country has done and continues to do to its Black citizens should be a time for us to observe, reflect, and celebrate — not to perform more free labor.
Having just left Council chambers for the last time, the five-term pol answers all of our final questions — even the one about having dated a particular U.S. Congressman.
The most infuriating thing about another year of Mummers in blackface is the predictable outrage from “woke” white people. My response: What are you actually going to do this time?
“I intend to accept responsibility for any wrongdoings that I have done before I took office,” says the longtime community advocate, who served for less than a year.
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?