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Message to the Community
from PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam

Blacks have been chasing social equity in this country when the real race that we should have been chasing is “economic equity.” In fact, one cannot have social equity in America without economic equity. At the end of the day, no matter how you slice it, Black people have yet to secure their fair share of America’s nearly $100 trillion in wealth and capital, secured largely off the backs of our ancestors. Because of the long-term oppression that Blacks have experienced, our community has now accumulated hundreds of years of an economic gap that has become structural in nature and our community will continue to lose ground in every social and economic category until America acknowledges this fact and it becomes part of any solution going forward.

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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.

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June 17th: Juneteenth 2017. Celebrate with Us!
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TRIP: PCOL & African Genesis are going to Ghana Aug. 2019.
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Open Letter to the Philadelphia Black Community to support black businesses.
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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.

2017: The Black Family Reunion
Black Male Engagement
Black Male Engagement
Afro-Caribbean Partnership
Afro-Caribbean Partnership

Omarosa in the White House
She has Trump’s ear, and some black political observers see her as an important ally in the White House.
6 Steps for African American Families to Build Wealth
Small steps today can go a long way towards accomplishing tomorrow’s financial goals and building wealth.
Hate Crimes: Where Is The Response?
Sharpton: " We must press the federal government to denounce hate and protect citizens with strong hate crime laws and enforcement of those laws."
Kerry Kirkland to Improve Small Business Contracting
Kirkland will spearhead the administration’s efforts to improve the state contracting environment for small businesses
Seth Williams: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
He’s been D.A. from 2010-2017. Let’s take a year-to-year look at some (and only some) of what he’s done during that time.
Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins pushes Criminal Justice Reform
He and others in the NFL met with members of Congress this week to push for legislation that leads to improved relationships between minority communities and local police.

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