Ernest Owens

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the world around us, Black people once again face the brunt of such hardship, both institutionally and now socially. Even in the middle of a global healthcare crisis, blatant racism still can’t seem...
“Y’all better stock up on ginger ale before the Rona gets worse,” a friend of mine posted on Facebook.  “The Rona is about to have me spending my last paycheck on more Lysol and wet wipes,” another replied back.  “This Rona...
Justice was served on multiple fronts today.  Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in a New York State prison, with five years probation after serving his sentence.  It should be noted that Weinstein, 67, won’t see freedom...
Men having selective empathy for women in the era of MeToo and #TimesUp does nothing to collectively address the over arching problem of sexual abuse.
Australia's Herald Sun ran a cartoon depicting tennis superstar Serena Williams as a huge screaming Black monstrosity with oversized lips and grotesque facial features.
We celebrate 15 Black LGBTQ+ advocates who are inspiring the community with their vision and leading the way for a more inclusive future.
As writer Ernest Owens reflects on why his great-grandfather fought for this nation’s freedoms, he realizes he is feeling less patriotic than ever this Memorial Day.
Black police chiefs who adamantly defend what continues to be an unjust and racist system of policing are indeed a part of the problem.
From being an early college grad to spending his honeymoon in a funeral parlor, Martin Luther King, Jr. lived an fascinating life beyond his titular dream
Here’s what Black people knew in 1995 and still do in 2018: Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson was most likely involved in the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend/possible lover Ron Goldman even though he was found not guilty in the court of law.
The new blockbuster offers a rare level of escapism for a group of people who often feel ignored in the Marvel universe.
Writer Ernest Owens, whose exchange with Timberlake over cultural appropriation went viral, says "Say Something" is nothing more than the singer crying wolf.
Offset wants us to know that we are making a fuss out of nothing because he works with "gays." Go figure.
Last night's Golden Globe speech is just the tip of iceberg for Madame President Winfrey
Zora Neale Hurston said it best: “All my skinfolk ain't kinfolk.” From Ben Carson to Omarosa, we have seen people from our community share similar melanin tones but solicit conflicting interests to our overall progress. KRON-TV sports anchor Henry...
It was a long time coming, but one that couldn’t have come at a better time
The legendary filmmaker's series centers on millennial Black female sexuality -- but it’s painful to watch
Singing a redemption chorus for a homophobe and misogynist isn’t what any of us asked for
The once beloved comedian let mainstream hype get to his outdated views on the community. It’s time for him to go back to his roots.