Editor 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.
Incremental changes have begun to tear at the fabric of policing in America. Yet there are many ways we continue to glorify this troubled institution.
Here’s why I’m troubled by the resurgence of ally culture: You don’t get a badge of honor for helping to dismantle the racist system you’re complicit in.
Saturday’s demonstration-turned-riot shows that Philadelphia has yet to seriously reckon with its racist history and pervasive inequity.
No, I’m not supporting Trump. But I just can’t bring myself to vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee — who has his own history of racism — in the Pennsylvania primary.
The ongoing debate over what universities and hospitals — who aren’t required to pay property taxes — should be contributing to the city’s coffers gets an added wrinkle during a pandemic-triggered economic free fall.
How our local government chooses to address its role in one of the darkest days in our city’s history has now become a litmus test.
In times of adversity, people reveal who they really are. Consider the tone-deaf actions of these institutions during the pandemic.
Those prioritizing profit over people in the midst of a global pandemic don’t understand this simple truth: “Dead people can’t spend money.”
Keep your toxic positivity out of my face. We’re all getting through this the best we can, and for me, that means Netflix and taking my foot off the gas.
We always bear a disproportionate amount of pain in a crisis. And based on the data we have so far, this will be no different.
Many Philadelphians are ignoring polite calls for social distancing, even as COVID-19 cases now surpass 1,000 in the city. Drastic times call for drastic measures.
Millennials and Gen Z Make Up Philly’s Largest COVID-19-Positive Group. We Need to Take This Seriously
If you’re between the ages of 20 and 39 and not already deep into Netflix and chill, now is the time.
Scenes from Quarantine Philadelphia and the intersection of “Brotherly and Sisterly Love” and “No One Likes Us, We Don’t Care.”