Black Power Blueprint is a self-determination program of Black Star Industries and the African People's Education and Defense Fund, building political and economic power in the hands of the African working class. Black Power Blueprint is located at 4101 W. Florissant Ave. in St. Louis, MO.

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

Mr. Gary Brooks holds radishes grown last year in the Black Power Blueprint community garden.

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 click the button below to take the survey by May 15, 2021.

Take the Farmers Market Community Survey

Community Garden Updates

Bulbs planted by the Garden Team last fall are now blooming flowers.

Last Saturday, members of the Garden Team including Diana (left) and Steve (right) got the compost, seeds and starter plants ready for the April 3rd garden work day.

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

Saturday April 3rd, 10am - Garden Volunteer Day

Meet in the garden: 4101 W. Florissant (@ Alice Ave)

There will be snacks and water. We have gloves. If you have a trowel, please bring it. Make sure to wear a mask.

For more info, call 727-776-6876 or 314-399-9327.

Sign Up for the April 3rd Garden Work Day!

St. Louis Uhuru House Updates

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!

Sign up to volunteer!

Support for Black Power Blueprint pours in from California!

In February, Humble Sea Brewing, located in Santa Cruz, California, released the “Uhuru Means Freedom” collaboration with Uhuru Foods & Pies Oakland.

Humble Sea Brewing put a brownie in a bottle, while Uhuru Foods & Pies put a brownie in a pie. The pairing received rave reviews.

As a result of this collaboration, Humble Sea contributed $5,000 to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund to continue to build the Black Power Blueprint.

What a way to celebrate African History Month!

Uhuru Foods & Pies thanks Humble Sea for this latest collaboration and for introducing Uhuru Foods & Pies to Northern California beer distributors.

Upcoming Events

April 24: Uhuru Health Festival (online)

Join the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) and Black Star Industries (BSI) on Sat. April 24th for the 10th Annual Uhuru Health Fest (it will be online)!

Hear powerful presentations from the All African People's Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP), enjoy live performances, panel discussions on economic development and more!

COVID-19 has impacted the black community the hardest! Our communities need answers on how to become self-reliant and take charge of our health!

Register for this free program at

Sundays at 6pm Central Time


Tune in for Black Power Blueprint's Facebook LIVE series, "The Struggle to Achieve Black Power" hosted by Abdullah, Chair of the Black Power Blueprint Outreach Team.

Follow our Facebook page and turn on notifications so you will be notified when we go live.

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Black Power Blueprint

4101 W. Florissant Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115


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