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Fund the Black Power Blueprint

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!

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4-Plex renovations began this week

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.

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Thank you volunteers and donors!

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

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Demolition of 4007-09 W. Florissant Ave. begins

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!

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Thank you to Clif Bar!

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.