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

In 2015, there were an estimated 600 cases of Black deaths at the hands of police in America and it looks like those numbers will be repeated for 2016. What makes this so astonishing is that many of these deaths happened when the men were unarmed. This is not something new for the Black community; this has been going on forever and the trauma incurred by the families and communities of the victims has not only ever been treated, but never even acknowledged.

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

READ: "Black Power Without Green Power Is No Power", by Michael Coard, Esq.

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

The Wreath Hanging Ceremony

Jabari Osaze speaking at Juneteenth

Philly’s Police Brutality Protests
For the last six days, hundreds of people across Philadelphia protesting police brutality
Chrisette Michele: Boycotts Are Ineffective
"I don’t believe that a boycott is the answer. It was the answer 60 years ago."
Still Trying to Make Sense of the Move Bombing
In the end, 11 people died in the fire. Five of them were children. It took weeks before the police were able to identify their remains.
Federal Agents Take Down Illegal Gun Distribution Network In Phila
“Anytime we can stop guns from hitting the streets of Philadelphia, it saves lives.”
Guide to the Phila DNC that media won’t show
The extreme poor's fight to be heard and the lost history of a police bombing that destroyed a Philly neighborhood
Philadelphia Airport Workers Vote to Strike During DNC
Workers at Philly International have voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job during the DNC

WATCH:  The most tweeted image of the Baton Rouge protests, Ieshia Evans  of PA was at her first protest when she was photographed being confronted by officers. She was arrested shortly after the picture was taken. Click here to watch the video.