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.
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?
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.