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Message to the Community
from PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam

The impact of portraying a white man as God is damaging to all people – it’s a deviation from the real image of God. It especially hurts white people because it has given them a sense of superiority that has allowed them to do some of the most despicable acts to Blacks under the guise of religion. More than 400 years ago our ancestors were taken from Africa and forever enslaved under a form of chattel slavery never seen before in history – this was done by white Christians against Black people.

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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.
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

FBI Director Speaks on Black Men Biasl
parts of the nation are restless due to the increasing amount of videos showing law enforcement using deadly force.
ThinkFest taps Bullock about Generational Poverty
our city’s biggest thinkers share their boldest ideas and most inspiring stories.
Black Millennials Breaking Down the Digital Divide
Black Millennials are leading the way in their use of technology to impact change and get their voices heard
NetFlix Movie "13th" has everyone talking
it also challenges your ideas about the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States
Who Gets to Be Black
Regardless of how it manifests itself, it is not up for debate. Our blackness simply is.
Why Black Youth Need Positive Black Images
Parents can counter the negative effects of social ills by exposing their children to positive representations of the black community

November 4, 2016
Pre-Kwanzaa Jam Family Fun Night Fundraiser

$25.00 Donation
$10.00 for Elders and Youth
Tickets and Info:  Sister Melody (302) 287-4994
Vendors: Queen Nina (267) 978-1256
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