Projects

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.

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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

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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!

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Marketplace and Garden, Projects /

The Gary Brooks Community Garden is flourishing!

The corner of Alice St. and West Florissant in North St. Louis, once the site of crumbling buildings, is now home to a beautiful blossoming destination—the Gary Brooks Community Garden and outdoor event space.

From vision to reality! Nothing can stop the African working class from doing for ourselves!

Thanks to YOU we are DOING IT!

Below are some recent photos. Make sure to follow Black Power Blueprint on Facebook and Instagram for more photos and updates.

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Marketplace and Garden, Projects /

Gary Brooks Community Garden looking beautiful!

The Black Power community garden is looking so beautiful, and Mr. Gary along with his wonderful brother and nephew have been so hard at work preparing the food to grow, and planting a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees.

Just last week they built the bean poles, as Mr. Gary soaked the bean seeds overnight so they would be ready to shoot up and grow around the poles like a vine.

Sign up to learn more, donate, or volunteer! There is a place for everyone!

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Marketplace and Garden, Projects /

Stage roof installed and planting begins

Paradigm Builders completed installation of the roof on the stage at the outdoor event venue across the street from the St. Louis Uhuru House!


Cardinal Building Supplies delivered the top layer of roofing.


And here is a view with the top layer installed.


Gary Brooks (right) led the planting of the trees for the upcoming community garden.

This is uplifting our community in North St. Louis and it is all possible because of your support.

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