Ernest Opong taught at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) for over a decade; worked as a copy editor for White & Case LLP, one of the biggest law firms in New York and later RR Donnelly. He is the founder, Editor -in -Chief, and Publisher of Amandla, a newspaper serving the African Diaspora community since October 2002. He is a journalist and a human rights advocate. Ernest holds BA (Hons) Philosophy; MA (Mass Communications).

Mr. Opong is currently a member of Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)and member of the of African Views Organization.