Kwanzaa Celebration: Sat, Dec 31st

Philadelphia Community of Leader’s Kenny gamble sponsor and Universal Kwanzaa Alliance- Brother Robert, Sister Wanda Dickerson and Sister Gi Gi host the Philadelphia Kwanzaa Celebration, 11am to 5pm at Universal Audenried Charter High School.

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Message to the Community
from PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam

While it is clear that Donald Trump is not a typical republican, his election is an absolute and decisive mandate against the Democratic Party and its leadership (i.e. Hilary Clinton, President Obama, etc.). This was more than a victory; this was a slaughtering and democrats are in their worst political position since the 1920’s with the republicans now in control of the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives.

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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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2017: The Black Family Reunion
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.
Black Male Engagement
Black Male Engagement
Afro-Caribbean Partnership
Afro-Caribbean Partnership
African Genesis Highlights

65 members of the African Genesis Institute will serve as youth ambassadors representing Philadelphia on their trip to Egypt.
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Kenny Gamble speaks at City Hall in Philadelphia
WATCH: Kenny Gamble at City Hall with African Genesis
Ali Salahuddin speaks at City Hall in Philadelphia
WATCH: Ali Salahuddin at City Hall with African Genesis
Rahim Islam speaks at City Hall in Philadelphia
WATCH: Rahim Islam at City Hall with African Genesis
Juneteenth Highlights

On June 18, 2016 PCOL hosted its first annual Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in 1865.
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WATCH: Kenny Gamble speaking at Juneteenth

WATCH: The Wreath Hanging Ceremony

WATCH: Jabari Osaze speaking at Juneteenth

The "Buy Black" Movement is Real
The #BuyBlack campaign has led many to imagine what would happen if African-Americans routinely demonstrated allegiance to the 2.6 million Black-owned businesses.
Kwanzaa major or minor is holiday choice for Blacks
Kwanzaa is the brainchild of Maulana Karenga, who visits Philadelphia every year to help celebrate the holiday he created in 1966.
Black Santa at Mall of America
Racists are taking to social media to denounce Larry Jefferson-Gamble who has been playing Santa since he was 12 years old.
Fighting for the Poor Under Trump
Ritchie Torres, at 28, is the youngest elected official in NYC: “If you do nothing, nothing will change.”
Black Lives Matter, the next stage of the civil rights movement
An iteration of black resistance that was begun in 2013 marches under the banner of Black Lives Matter.
Fattah Staffers Rebuttal:
The staffers, who are anonymous, assert that the congressman who served 11 terms was convicted on non-existent evidence.

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