Marketplace and Garden, News and Announcements, Projects /

One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market coming to North St. Louis

In 2020, the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) applied for and WON a 3-year grant to build a weekly farmers market in the outdoor venue across from the Uhuru House. 

The Farmers Market Team has been hard at work, preparing for the market’s launch in June!

The One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market will support African self-determination, building an anti-colonial economy and connecting the community to black growers and farmers. 

It means that fresh food is coming to North St. Louis!!!

The Farmers Market Team wants to hear from the community about your interest in visiting or selling products at the market. Please take the One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market Community Survey by May 15, 2021.

Marketplace and Garden, Projects /

Community Garden Updates – March 28, 2021

On Saturday, March 27, members of the Gary Brooks Black Power Community Garden Team including Diana (left) and Steve (right) got the compost, seeds and starter plants ready for the April 3 garden work day.

Steve is the brother of Mr. Gary Brooks who leads the Black Power Blueprint community garden work.

Bulbs planted by the Garden Team last fall are now blooming flowers.
Bulbs planted by the Garden Team last fall are now blooming flowers.
Projects, Uhuru House /

Awning and electronic sign installed on St. Louis Uhuru House

Using a facade grant that APEDF applied for and won from the city of St. Louis, a beautiful new awning was recently installed over the office door entrance of the Uhuru House.

The grant also funded the installation of a new outdoor sign.

The beautiful new sign lets the community know about the Akwaaba Hall event space. The lower half of the sign is digital so APEDF can use it to announce all of the upcoming events!

Another victory for the Black Power Blueprint made possible with support from volunteers who put time and energy into our Mighty Mighty Grants Team. You can volunteer to help work on grants or one of our other teams!

4-Plex Apartment on College Ave, Projects /

4-plex renovations nearing completion

Renovations on the four-unit apartment building, earmarked for housing for the African Independence Workforce Program, continue moving forward. Check out the latest photos from the work!

Black Power Blueprint salutes the fabulous team from Paradigm Builders and all the contractors and workers who have contributed to this renovation!

Thanks to supporters like you, we are rebuilding our black community!

About this project: African Independence Workforce Program Housing

Black Power Blueprint is renovating a 4-plex apartment building on College Avenue in St. Louis, MO. It is earmarked for housing for the African Independence Workforce Program, creating jobs for those re-entering our community from the prison system.

4-Plex Apartment on College Ave, Projects /

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.

4007-09 West Florissant, Projects /

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

4007-09 West Florissant, Projects /

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!