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Projects & Programs

Our innovative programs and institutions have been successful for over 27 years to empower our community economically, politically and culturally for lasting change

African People's Education
& Defense Fund

APEDF Programs & Projects

Black Power Blueprint

St. Louis, MO

Black Power Blueprint is a joint program of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) and Black Star Industries (BSI), transforming North St. Louis through renovation, economic development and political power by and for the black community

African Doula Project

St. Louis, MO

APEDF is organizing to provide health and self-care programs that reinforce our traditional African culture, and invest in the future of our community with doula and childbirth educator certification programs along with opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles

Philadelphia, PA & Oakland, CA

APEDF is organizing to open Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles stores throughout the world, build African economic and cultural marketplaces and create spin-off businesses and services. These all contribute to community commerce and African economic self-reliance which can feed, clothe, house and employ our people

One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market

St. Louis, MO

Our mission is to provide access to fresh, healthy food to the black community, end food apartheid and create community commerce by building relationships with black farmers and vendors — a blueprint for African self-reliance and self-determination

Uhuru Foods & Pies

Oakland, CA & St. Petersburg , FL

Since 1981, Uhuru Foods & Pies have been part of building an independent economy for African people. Uhuru Foods & Pies is part of Black Star Industries, commerce by and between African People worldwide. Uhuru Foods & Pies is not a business owned by one individual, but part of an independent African economy that African people are building to once again own land, food production and distribution

Black Power 96.3 Radio

St. Petersburg , FL

Black Power 96 Radio’s mission is to defend the human and civil rights of the African community through our educational and cultural programming, to provide professional radio broadcasting training, and to promote economic development and self-reliance in the African community. We broadcast at 96.3 on the FM dial in St. Petersburg, Florida and are heard around the world through the stream on our website and through our mobile app