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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.
Accusations of racial — and personal — animosity have roiled District Council 47 official Ethelind Baylor’s campaign for an at-large Council seat.
The nastiest phase of the Philly election cycle is finally over — and thank goodness it is.
On one side we have the privileged who reap its benefits without ever touching a sugary drink, and on the other the impoverished and people of color who fund those benefits.
Activist Abdul-Aliy Muhammad originally faced charges on seven counts over a protest of Council member Jannie Blackwell in February.
“I’m the only candidate in the race who has worked on voting rights or election reform issues as part of their profession,” says attorney Kahlil Williams.
“If people understand and connect the dots between their life experience and the mayor’s record, there will be a change,” says the longtime politician on what it will take for him to defeat Jim Kenney.
This super-crowded field means we’re not getting much of a shakeup in City Hall.
She replaces convicted former state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown in the 190th District.
The LGBTQ youth nonprofit’s executive director and director of programs and operations were relieved of their duties on Tuesday, pending an investigation.
Candidates running in Philly’s May primary have until March 12th to gather enough signatures to get on the ballot. Here’s how to make your brief interaction count.
“I do not believe I will be receiving any holiday cards from Local 98 moving forward,” says the Northeast state rep.
Philadelphia is one of only two major cities that don’t impose municipal council term limits.
“It is well past time that a new generation of Philadelphians finds a seat at the table,” says the 35-year-old North Philadelphia native.
Activist Abdul-Aliy Muhammad faces charges on seven counts, including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, over an incident at City Hall on Thursday.