Black Star Industries (BSI)

St. Louis’ “One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market” enters its third and best season yet!

St. Louis—Saturday, May 6 will be the opening day of the One Africa! One Nation! (OAON) Farmers Market 2023 season. This USDA-funded, black community-led market...

U.S. imposes economic sanctions on black community projects

In March 2023, Regions Bank notified the black nonprofit African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) that the bank was “exiting” their 20-year relationship,...

Uhuru Foods & Pies passes food safety audit, prepared to sell pies through major grocery chain

For well over a year, Uhuru Foods & Pies in Oakland has endured an extensive onboarding process with Whole Foods to get Uhuru Pies...

From the Black Star Lines to Black Star Industries – Deputy Chair Ona Zené paves the way!

On October 9, 1960, Ona Zené Yeshitela, formerly Cynthia Diane Clark, was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the city’s southside African community. Her...

Halloween Festival wraps up the Farmers Market season

On Saturday, October 30, the One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market in North St. Louis held its final market of the season, a Halloween...

APSP Northern Region leads powerful Uhuru Book Fair!

On September 18, the African community along with independent vendors from far and wide congregated at Philadelphia’s Clark Park to sell to each other,...

Black Power Blueprint brings African pride, beauty to North St. Louis during the pandemic

The COVID-19 disease is wreaking havoc on African, Mexican and Indigenous communities. The U.S. government is bailing out Wall Street banks with trillions of dollars. New York, home to the center of white world capitalism, has reported more COVID-19 deaths than 97 percent of all the world’s countries.

Bringing Black Power to black culture through the Musa Abantu Black Power and Open Mic Events in St. Louis

BSI and the Black Power Blueprint exist because we realize the political and economic are one.

This is what African self-determination looks like: the 5th annual One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market

Under the slogan “Putting the power of education in the hands of the African community,” APEDF, BSI and our many partners involved the black community of West Philadelphia in bringing to life the positive future of African self-determination in the real world.