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.
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.
Every time Amy Wax proves that she’s a racist, Penn props her up. Its complicity has to stop.
The city’s Office of LGBT Affairs is looking for its third director in three years. Without more independence — and more resources — it’s doomed to revolving-door leadership.
It’s laughable to compare a national Democratic-Socialist standard-bearer to an establishment-backed Democrat in a city that has yet to truly embrace radical policies.
Older crowds, snobby vibes, and the dearth of large outdoor venues hosting in the heart of the city made me miss the untamed Wednesday nights gone by.
Gun violence rates are again rising in poor Black communities. That’s not a coincidence, but a predictable consequence of our city’s failure to fundamentally address inequality.
Despite a petition with more than 17,000 signatures and a heated local commissioners meeting, the Pride Day event at the Haverford Township Library will go on as scheduled on Saturday.
The only way the Philadelphia Police Department can demonstrate zero tolerance for bigotry is by firing those who have clearly shown they don’t understand the meaning of “protect and serve.”