The One Africa! One Nation! Market Place, Block Party and Music Festival

What: Music Festival, with Halloween Party and Scary House for the Children

When: 12 noon thru 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2010-10-11

Where: 5th Ward Community Garden, 3707 Brill St, Houston (Borders Tuffly Park off

Contact: Nykeba Griffin at 832-788-4332 or email
               Omowale Kefing at 281-974-2012 or email

HOUSTON — On October 30, 12:00 pm, music will begin to fill the air, as
festivities of the One Africa! One Nation! Market Place, Big Block Party and Music
Festival will kick off at the 5th Ward Community Garden at 3707 Brill Street, near

In addition, Halloween activities, which will include a scary house, games and plenty of
fun for the children, will also occur in an atmosphere of excitement and unity.

According to Nykeba Griffin, lead organizer of the event, “Our objective is to create a positive atmosphere for the kids and the grown-ups, and set the tone for economic development within our own community.

“We want this to be the beginning of a big-time market place, where our goods can be sold and traded, thus providing an economic stimulus in our community that we created ourselves and that we control.

“Certainly if other communities can turn their Flea Markets and Market Places into
million dollar operations, I am certain that the black community here in Houston can do
the same.”

The sponsors of the event, the All African People’s Development and Empowerment
Project (AAPDEP) and the Office of the Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), both do work here in the United States and in Africa.

The AAPDEP 5th Ward Garden and Food Co-op was first organized here in Houston last October when its Director, Dr. Aisha Fields came to Houston’s SHAPE Community Center along with APSP Chairman Omali Yeshitela to speak on the black struggle in the era of Barack Obama.

Entertainment will include old school rhythm and blues, African dancers and
drummers, hip hop artists, reggae, rappers, and an open mic for anyone who want to
display their talents.

Bring the entire family for a day of cultural fun, Halloween scares and black unity.


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