Honoring the Ancestors: Rev. Leon Sullivan

February 19, 2017, join PCOL’s Cultural Committee for a tribute to Rev. Leon Sullivan. A free event, open to the public – Click here to RSVP!


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NEW! Watch PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam, talk about the importance of"Functional Unity".

Message to the Community
from PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam

If Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Frederick Douglas, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman or any of other of our great leaders (pre-1960) were to miraculously return today, they would not know this Black America nor would they recognize this Black leadership. They wouldn’t believe what Blacks have to work with yet the Black community, in many respects, has lost ground and hardly any evidence exists that the movement for freedom, justice, and equality is being waged. What would also give them tremendous concern, given the level of Black despair, is the lack of any real sense of urgency as our Black Community is more passive now than ever before.

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Cultural Calendar

Our Cultural Calendar lists supported and/or sponsored events throughout the year which promote and raise the level of Black pride for our children and families.


SEE: Our current list of events, lectures, and celebrations.
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TRIP: PCOL & African Genesis are going to Ghana in 2019.
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Open Letter to the Philadelphia Black Community encouraging full support of black businesses.
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PCOL Initiatives

Get ready to mark your calendars! PCOL is in the community addressing issues important to African Americans. Watch for opportunities to get involved.


2017: The Black Family Reunion
Black Male Engagement
COMING UP:
Black Male Engagement
Afro-Caribbean Partnership
COMING UP:
Afro-Caribbean Partnership


Philly Protests Trump
Protesters lined the Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday to rally against president Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
Emmit Till Accuser Admits She LIED
The woman who accused 14-year-old Emmet Till of flirting with her in 1955 revealed for the first time that those claims were fabricated.
Chrissette Michelle Defends Singing at Inaurugation Ball
Grammy Award-winning artist Chrisette Michele received backlash for her agreement to perform.
The Ultimate History Test for Black America
10 days into the Trump administration, we see policies that mirror how apartheid, Jim Crow and other systems of oppression and violence started
"Hidden Figures" wins at SAG Awards
Hidden Figures‘ predominantly African-American ensemble earned the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture
Trumps Threatens to Send Feds to Chicago
In 2017 alone, Chicago has had 228 shootings and 42 killings.

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