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APEDF – The Baddest Non-Profit on the Planet!
Contribute to the African People's Education and Defense Fund this Giving Tuesday and support the Black Power Blueprint projects! Donate at APEDF.org/GivingTuesday or Zelle firstname.lastname@example.org now through December 8th.
The African People's Education and Defense Fund deeply thanks and acknowledges the brilliant and talented team who created this video produced and donated by Erin Abeln and Allie Abeln from eventure.nyc. We salute director Cami Thomas, an incredible African videographer who filmed and edited the video, Brandon "Mad Keys" who wrote the original music, and everyone who played a role in this powerful project.
Director / Editor - Cami Thomas, @camicruzthomas
Producers - Erin Abeln and Allie Abeln, @eventure.nyc
STL Production - Bailey Synclaire, @baileysynclaire
Original Music - Brandon "Mad Keys" @madkeys_
B Camera Operator - Ethan, @canethan
From Ona Zené Yeshitela, President, APEDF
The African People’s Education and Defense Fund and our many institutions throughout the U.S. have taken a public stand to defend the human and civil rights of the black community for over 26 years!
Today we stand with the African community and George Floyd’s family to demand
JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD!
We call for an end to the police murder and abuse of African people!
The APEDF mission is to defend the human and civil rights of the African community and end the disparities faced by African people in health, healthcare, education and economic development.
The public murder of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis has sparked an international outcry from the black community and others who urgently call for genuine change to the blatant inequalities experienced by the African community.
The work of APEDF addresses the human rights abuses our people face every day with rampant poverty and unemployment, lack of access to quality health care and education, and enduring harsh policies of police containment and mass imprisonment that affect every African family.
APEDF understands that these conditions are never going to be addressed or transformed by the system that has forced us to produce wealth for everyone but ourselves for hundreds of years.
APEDF does much more than expose the problem! We create solutions by rebuilding and uplifting our starved and neglected communities. We know that the only way forward is for African people to have self-determination and self-reliance. We must control everything that goes on in our communities.
We have built over 50 institutions and programs led by African people to feed, clothe and house ourselves! APEDF is creating our own independent economic and cultural life. We are bringing our community together so we can have real development and political and economic power in our own hands!
Support the African People’s Education and Defense Fund and all our programs and defend the right of African people to self-determination!
From Ona Zené Yeshitela, President, APEDF
During this time when we are all facing grave health and economic threats from the coronavirus epidemic, we want you to know that APEDF and the Uhuru Movement are here for you.
As always the well-being of our community is first and foremost and we hope all of you are taking care of yourselves and your family as best as possible.
We will never stop upholding our commitment to organize to win political and economic power in the hands of the African working class. ...Read more»
The All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) is providing guidance about prevention and being prepared for COVID-19.
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commercial kitchen at the Uhuru House. I stopped by the Jiko kitchen and it had
everything I needed. I serve elderly folks,
who otherwise are not cared for. I do not receive any income from it. I do this from
my heart. I also cater to other events and being able to use a kitchen of that capacity
is great for the catering I provide."
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