African Peoples Education and Defense Fund Opt Out

A nonprofit organization

We have the power to transform the future for African people.

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  • Providing genuine solutions to disparities and injustice in every aspect of life for African people
    APEDF is a black community-led non-profit that addresses the needs and interests of African people. African communities in the U.S. experience the highest rates of poverty, homelessness, unemployment and curable diseases. The African community faces the shortest life expectancy, attends under-resourced schools and lives in substandard housing. Historically Africans have been systematically pushed out of longstanding communities demolished for freeways, parks and profit. The black community experiences the highest rates of police murders, lack of justice in the court system and mass imprisonment that devastates the whole family and the entire community.

  • Since 1994, establishing institutions and programs that put African people in control of our own community life
    APEDF has longstanding institutions deeply rooted in the community: Uhuru (Freedom) House community centers, Uhuru Jiko Community Commercial Kitchen, Uhuru Furniture & Collectible stores, One Africa One Nation Marketplaces, Uhuru Health and Book Fairs, Black Power 96.3 FM and online Radio, Uhuru Holiday Pies, Poetry and Open Mic nights, Town Hall meetings and more! This is economic development in the hands of the African community to feed, clothe, house and employ our people.

  • Developing and transforming our communities for our benefit, not gentrification
    The Black Power Blueprint is literally transforming the terrain of the north side of St. Louis, Missouri, the most impoverished area of the city. APEDF is buying abandoned, dilapidated buildings and has rapidly created a community center, outdoor event venue with an upcoming marketplace for community commerce, a community garden, and housing for the upcoming African Independence Workforce Program. We have even more projects in progress that are uplifting our neighborhoods and engaging everyone socially, politically and economically in the future of our community. Check out!

  • We are driven by African self-determination, a sense of pride and a vision for a prosperous future once again.

  • Join the thousands of supporters, volunteers and donors contributing to African self-determination. Some donors give out of a commitment to reparations, righting a historic wrong. You can be part of self-reliance, genuine economic and political power for African people.

APEDF – The Baddest Non-Profit on the Planet!

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African Peoples Education and Defense Fund Opt Out


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