Tuesday, October 11, 2016 is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the 2016 Election.

The 2016 Presidential Election will be held on November 8, 2016.

Register by Text: Text the word "PA" to 28683
Register Online: www.register.votespa.com
Where to Vote: Click here to Find Your Polling Place

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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

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.
Afro-Caribbean Partnership

Octavis Catto Voter Registration
Press Conference Sept 15th, 10AM
Black Male Engagement
COMING UP:
Black Male Engagement
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.
» See Photos and Videos

WATCH: Kenny Gamble speaking at Juneteenth

WATCH: The Wreath Hanging Ceremony

WATCH: Jabari Osaze speaking at Juneteenth


Michelle Obama in Philly This Week
On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Tom Gola Arena at LaSalle University at noon.
Tribune's 2016 Most Influential African Americans
The Tribune sets forth to make sure people are acknowledged, recognized and get a visual presence in our community.
Generational Poverty: Philly’s Most Enduring Problem
More than 407,500 Philadelphians live in poverty, about 26 percent of the population — the highest poverty rate among the nation’s 10 biggest cities..
Chance The Rapper & NAACP For #StayWokeAndVote
Volunteers from the NAACP will be present at U.S. performances to help first-time voters register
Lupita Nyong’o To Amplify African Stories
“Being able to use my platform to expand and diversify the African voice,” Nyong’o told Vogue, “I feel very passionate about that. It feels intentional, meaningful.”

The Philly400 Run is a 5K Walk/Run

The Philly400 Run is a 5K Walk/Run led by the Speranza Human Compassion Project, Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Councilman Green, Women Against Abuse, Lutheran Settlement House, and other community organizations honoring the 400 domestic violence victims who call 9-1 for help every day here in Philadelphia. More information…