Ernest Owens is an award-winning multimedia journalist and reporter/columnist for Metro Philly. A Penn graduate, he produced and starred in his own television talk show titled "Ernestly Speaking!" at Philadelphia Community Access Media. His work has been featured on USA Today, The Huffington Post and The Advocate. Toss him a tweet @MrErnestOwens and check out more of his multimedia at

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