The St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured the Black Power Blueprint on the front page of its Sunday, November 29, 2020 edition.
This fall, Building Black Bed-Stuy, a new fundraising organization launched a creative, dynamic crowdfunding campaign to raise resources for the Black Power Blueprint!
Read the story on Vogue.com: ‘The Vibe Is About Celebrating Blackness’: Meet the Women Behind Building Black Bed-Stuy
The Black Power Blueprint program is transforming the future through independent economic development. Help us raise funds for these St. Louis projects:
Commercial Kitchen and Bakery Café
Renovate and equip a bakery café for healthy food and a cultural venue. Future home of the African Independence Workforce Program and Uhuru Foods & Pies.
Community Basketball Court
Build on newly purchased property in an area where recreational facilities are almost non-existent.
Housing for the African Independence Workforce Program
Renovate an apartment building to provide dignified housing for those re-entering our community from the prison system and participating in this job training program.
Make a tax-deductible donation now through December 8 to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund. You can also host your own fundraiser or sign up to volunteer with the campaign!
Visit APEDF.org/GivingTuesday or call 215-546-9616!
Electricity installed and tuck pointing wall of 4-plex housing at 4358 College Ave
The Black Power Blueprint is addressing the mass incarceration of our people by creating the African Independence Workforce Program. We are creating jobs and just began the renovation of the 4-plex apartment building located at 4358 College Avenue, just down the street from the Uhuru House.(more…)
This week, the Black Power Blueprint began renovations at the 4-plex apartment earmarked for the African Independence Workforce Program: housing and job training for our brothers and sisters coming out of the colonial prison system.
The demo crew from Paradigm Builders has been cleaning out debris, removing walls and old light and bathroom fixtures.(more…)
Stacking bricks and removing debris at 4007-09 W. Florissant Ave.
At the site of the recent demolition of the condemned properties at 4007-4009 West Florissant, Jath Construction works on stacking all the bricks and removing the debris. The African working class getting it done!
On behalf of the entire Black Power Blueprint team, and African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) Board President Ona Zené Yeshitela, we want to thank all of our volunteers and donors.
We want you to see where your money and effort and your time and your energy goes. It goes right into this project, we put it right into the community(more…)
Shout out to Lulu who joined our Garden Club and is doing an awesome job! Here she is tending to the red defender tomatoes.(more…)
On Monday, August 17 – the birthday of Marcus Garvey – we celebrated the expansion of the Black Power Blueprint by starting the demolition of two more properties left to rot for the past 30 years. In its place we are considering building a retail space. These sites will continue our liberation of land for the economic future of the African working class!(more…)
In the fall of 2019, Val Bisharat and Brian Lemoine from Clif Bar & Company, visited St. Louis to tour the Black Power Blueprint projects which they learned about through their long-term support of the work of Uhuru Foods & Pies in Oakland.(more…)