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Message to the Community
from PCOL Convener, Rahim Islam

We must significantly expand the concept of Black leadership to include anyone who is in a position to help our community and support our liberation. The new definition of Black leaders is those that run organizations, agencies, or offices and have committed themselves to becoming “content” and “subject” experts in their chose fields. Restated, if you are out there fighting the fight for the liberation of Black people, then you are a Black leader and you, and only you, have the ability to defend our community…

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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

Gentrification Fight in Brewerytown
Brewerytown fight, where longtime residents feel nervous, or wistful for the old days, or resentful of the new days, or dismissed by strangers.
Police Videos Not Justice for Blacks
Jurors watching videos of police killing blacks, still vote to acquit. Filming the police isn't giving black people justice.
Property Owners Arrested over "Squatters Rights"
Squatters took over the top unit of his home but he and his friend were arrested for threatening the complainants with baseball bats.
Race Discussions at Work - NSFW?
Discussing race can make people uncomfortable or even offended, in the same way that coarse language or crude jokes can.
Black Man - "Do For Self"
Black people put millions of dollars into banks, but get little or no benefits in return. They take our money and invest it, but the Black community reaps nothing,
Feds Say Seth Williams was "On The Take"
The corruption trial of Philadelphia's district attorney began Tuesday with federal prosecutors telling jurors that the city's top law enforcer took tens of thousands of dollars in bribes

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