Malcolm Kenyatta

Pennsylvania State House, District 181

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Malcolm Kenyatta is third-generation North Philadelphian and a fierce civic and community advocate. He is a product of the public school system and graduated from Temple University with a major in public communications and minor in political science. Civic engagement runs in his blood as the grandson of Muhammad Kenyatta, a civil rights leader, minister, and local politician who ran for mayor in 1975. Malcolm has dutifully served as a member of numerous nonprofit and political organizations including Liberty City Democratic Club, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, the Philadelphia Chapter of National Organization for Women’s Education Fund, and Equality PA.

Malcolm’s impact as an activist and a political consultant has been felt not only in his neighborhood, but city, state and nation wide. His work to date has been laser-focused on removing barriers to progress for struggling communities by speaking up for the marginalized and the working poor members of his community at rallies, vigils, block cleanups, and more. Malcolm has been the recipient of a number of local and national honors for his work, including the Lax Award (Bread and Roses Foundation), BMe Leader Award (BMe Community/Knight Foundation), Society Light Award (Black Pride), Friends of the Urban Affairs Coalition Leadership Award and the Congressman Lucien Blackwell Guiding Light Award.

Malcolm is running a grassroots progressive campaign built on engagement and will fight to keep the constituents involved in politics. Malcolm’s vision and passion for North Philly is driving his fight for progressive values that represent low income families, marginalized communities and the people of District 181 and not the hateful priorities of Donald Trump which the GOP in Harrisburg have embraced and attempted to replicate.

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