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St. Louis MLK Day of Service

Black Power Blueprint held a dynamic program and volunteer day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are carrying the Civil Rights and Black Power struggles of the 60s to today!

We opened with a powerful presentation by Uhuru Movement leader Chairman Omali Yeshitela on the true radical history of Dr. King.

We heard from the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, the African National Women’s Organization, and the Uhuru Solidarity Movement on their open volunteer positions.

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Permeable pavers installation complete!

Side Lot Farms was contracted through a Missouri Sewer District grant and have been doing an amazing job with the permeable paving for the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace!

They excavated the areas surrounding the stage, filled that in with three different sizes of rock and then installed the beautiful red bricks for the patio where the community will be able to watch stage performances.

The permeable pavers allow storm water to drain into the ground, reducing runoff and keeping surrounding waterways cleaner.

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Two grants awarded!

We are excited to share some good news with you!

Missouri Waste Management has awarded APEDF a rainscaping grant that will fund permeable pavers for the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and Gary Brooks Community Garden!

The pavers, which are part of the plan designed by dtls Landscape Architecture, allow rainwater to drain into the ground, easing the load on the sewer system.