BMe & the Black Banking Movement

In the #BankBlack movement, BMe is putting $1 million, into One United, the nation’s largest black-owned bank.


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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

Given the massive guilt trip that has been placed on Black people, as victims we have been brainwashed to believe that the oppression that we’ve experience in this country is our fault. Therefore, when we begin to “think” for ourselves with some level of independence, there are some who will get nervous – their fears of not getting approval from their rulers (White majority leaders) will cause them serious concerns and threaten their participation. Some will spin the Black race first narrative as anti-white but nothing could be further from the truth. You tell me what group in the world doesn’t practice the “group” first approach and, in fact, those who do it the best are the most successful as a group.

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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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SUPPORT: Help the African Genesis students raise money to go to the Motherland.
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READ: "Black Power Without Green Power Is No Power", by Michael Coard, Esq.
Upcoming PCOL Initiatives

A sneak peek at what's coming up in the PCOL community, so get ready to mark your calendars!
Black Male Engagement
COMING UP:
Black Male Engagement
Afro-Caribbean Partnership
COMING UP:
Black Economic Empowerment Coalition - Octavis Catto Voter Registration Campaign
Afro-Caribbean Partnership
COMING UP:
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.
» Read the CBS3 Article
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


Smithsonian: Black History Display
"we’re looking forward to helping Americans understand the contributions of African Americans to the rich tapestry of our culture."
African Independence Day in West Philly
a celebration of African culture and liberation during its African Independence Day Festival held at Malcolm X Memorial Park
Chicago Public Schools Lay off over 500 Teachers
CPS last week sent layoff notices to 500 teachers as principals across the cash-strapped district
Tariq El Shabazz - Philly's New Assistant DA
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced during a press conference that attorney Tariq El-Shabazz will be appointed as First Assistant District Attorney.
Black Girls Vote
At Brightwood College in Baltimore, Maryland, Black Girls Vote is reaching out to young eligible female voters
Racial Diversity in the US
FindTheHome was able to calculate racial diversity for every county and visualize the results in an interactive map displaying the dynamic make-up of our country.


 Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s Community Day August 27th, Point Breeze Ave & 22nd Street, 12 noon – 8pm.