Since it's inception by founder and First President Alphonso Deal, the League has spoken out on many important matters that affect the lives of all Philadelphians; such as unfair treatment towards minority citizens by Police, the lack of services in minority communities, unfair treatment towards minority police officers and the low hiring rate and promotions of minority officers.
Today, the League is still speaking out for justice and fairness for minorities in the police department. The GCL won a battle for the misuse of computers and the Internet to spread racial remarks and discrimination by non Afro-American officers. The stop and frisk law in minority communities is another GCL undertaking. The GCL has voiced objections and concerns over the 60 college credits for employment as a police officer to the Police Commissioner, City Council and the Mayor.
The GCL has developed and implemented various programs throughout the city to enhance the quality of life for al Philadelphians. To form a better relationship and understanding between the community and the police department, and a less racially charged work environment within the department for its officers.