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.
We could solve some real problems for what it would cost to slap a coat of empty symbolism on the Walt Whitman.
Renowned for her efforts to diversify city government, Reynolds Brown is expected to endorse her chief of staff as her replacement.
A political lunch convened by City Council President Darrell Clarke seems to have had unintended consequences.
The annual MLK Day Awards and Benefit Luncheon is a pricey, elitist affair that this year is honoring a local official facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
The veteran Juntos executive director is running a campaign that is geared toward “speaking truth to power.”
Adrian Rivera-Reyes, a democratic socialist, has officially announced his City Council at-large bid as “a nontraditional candidate.”
The diversity problem at city nonprofits doesn’t stem from “unqualified” minorities applying.
From dragging his feet on removing the Rizzo statue to tolerating Mummers Parade antics, the mayor is struggling to appease both sides of a racially divided city. This year, that needs to change.
Trans and gender-nonconforming members of the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference committee say that the nonprofit has given control of the event’s programming to cisgender management staff.
After 20 local religious leaders called for the repeal of Kenney’s signature policy, the stage is set for a person of color to run against him.
“My platform and campaign will be bolder and more grassroots than my last campaign,” says the progressive candidate.
Pope’s departure after a year as president leaves a nine-person board that, for the first time, has a majority of members of color.
Calls for a “diverse” crowd to confront what’s shaping up to be a gathering of white nationalists put black and brown lives in danger.
We should be asking ourselves one question: When are we finally going to look inward?