PCOL Cultural Calendar

Our Cultural Calendar will list supported and/or sponsored events throughout the year which promote and raise the level of Black pride for our children and families. Our calendar is free and open to the community.

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WATCH: PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam explains how we can, and should, "Do For Self". (Part 1 | Part 2)

Message to the Community
from PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam

Black people have been deeply scarred by our experience in America and the remedy and medicine is restoring our identity and our culture. We must reevaluate what we have termed to be “holy;” we must reevaluate who we have held up as “heroes;” we must reevaluate what we define as “beauty;” we must reevaluate what we define as the “Black family;” we must reevaluate what we define as “Black history” and how we obtain; and lastly we must reevaluate what we believe is “Black leadership.”

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WATCH: Jill Horner speaks with Ali Salahuddin about celebrating African-American culture throughout the year.


READ: The Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum is committed to improving lives in Philadelphia’s African American community.


THROWBACK: PCOL Founder, Kenny Gamble, and "DMC" (Run DMC) on the messaging of old school Hip Hop, and what it represented to African Americans.


Universally Speaking

Listen live Sundays at 1pm to "Universally Speaking with PCOL" Hosted by Rahim Islam, Otis Bullock, Phoenicia Williams, and Bumi Fernandez, with conversations of interest in Philadelphia’s African American Community, on 900AM WURD.

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Black Banks Struggle to Stay Alive
Despite record of discrimination by major financial institutions, blacks still hesitate to support black-run banks
Livingston's Harvard Speech
Fayetteville, NC, native whose speech on race and education, called "Lift Off," took off online with 11 Million+ views.
The State of Black America 40th Edition
The 2016 Report. The benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality.
Philadelphia's Beverage Tax
The tax will put a 1.5 percent per ounce levy on a variety of drinks including sodas, bottled teas, sports drinks and diet drinks.
Ebony & Jet...SOLD!
Two of the most popular publications chronicling African-American life for 71 years, have both been sold
Alphas Under Investigation
Virginia Tech finished its hearings in April and decided to ban the fraternity from campus for 10 years.


WATCH: Maggie Anderson, author of “Our Black Year”, hosts a TED talk on The Economic Lifespan of a DollarClick here to watch the video.