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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.
Gordon ousted a politically well-connected opponent who has served in the position since 1980.
The stunning upset means that for the first time in 45 years, a member of the Blackwell family won’t hold the District 3 Council seat.
Blackwell, who is running for reelection in City Council’s District 3, has claimed that Abdul-Aliy Muhammad instigated a fight at a campaign event and “hit a cop in the face” during a protest.
I had the privilege of sitting among a group of women from all over the city weighing up the candidates like they were at a sporting event.
“Rather than spread lies about me and my campaign, Councilwoman Blackwell should address the serious concerns residents have,” says her primary opponent, Jamie Gauthier.
Without a plan to combat barriers to access to capital for Black businesses, the generational wealth gap plaguing the largest racial demographic in the city will never close.
After an unexpected endorsement controversy, the longtime political staffer and influencer says she intends to continue taking her campaign directly to voters.
When the vast amount of equity, wealth, and resources are controlled by a city’s racial minority, it’s time to start asking why.
Those union endorsements probably aren’t going to hurt.
The mayor seems to lack a sincere understanding of how to address the racial disparities that have hovered over his administration since the beginning.
This time around, longtime community advocate Tracey Gordon is running for Register of Wills.
Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee failed voters on Monday night by choosing to back an incumbent facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
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.