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

The African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) and Black Star Industries (BSI) sponsored the 5th annual and best ever, One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 21st.


This dynamic, free, all-day festival in Clark Park featured over 100 vendors, African authors, musicians, dancers, speakers, free education resources and the Children’s Circle.

Under the slogan, “Putting the power of education in the hands of the African community,” APEDF, BSI and our many partners involved and engaged the whole community of West Philadelphia by demonstrating what the positive future of African self-determination looks like in the real world.

Children's Circle
This is the 14th season of monthly One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Flea Markets in Philly and every year more of our vendors build their own brick and mortar businesses from the ground up because of this market.

Keynote speaker Chairman Omali Yeshitela deepened the unity of the crowd with the analysis of African Internationalism and the war of ideas.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela

Chairman stated “When you live in a society that is based on slavery, the ideas that are promoted in that society are never ideas about freedom and liberation. They are about the continuation of a social system based on slavery. It is not simply because the slave master or the white people do not like you. It is because it is profitable to maintain the same kind of system.”

Chairman Omali’s latest book Vanguard was written to change the world. After he spoke the people ran to the Buy Black Power booth to purchase Chairman’s books and get them signed.
(Left to right) Janet, Eddie, & Janine Africa

Other speakers included Janet, Janine, and Eddie Africa, 3 members of the MOVE 9 who were recently released from prison after serving 40-41 years each.

In 1978 the city of Philadelphia attacked the MOVE organization. The police surrounded their house and shot 10,000 rounds into their basement.

They shot so many bullets that one cop shot another in the back of the head. Nine members of MOVE were framed and convicted for a crime that was physically impossible for them to commit.

LaySimoneDanceSensations
African authors read from the stage, musicians, poets and dancers expressed appreciation for the work of the Uhuru Movement. And the vendors had a successful day.

The OAON Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market showed what it looks like when we educate ourselves and our children, build economic development to benefit our community and organize to solve every problem imposed on African people!


Get involved!

Help build the next
Uhuru Flea Market
Saturday, October 19th
Clark Park
(43rd & Chester Ave)
West Philly

APEDF community meetings
Wednesdays - Oct 16th & Oct 30th @ 6:30 pm
Uhuru Furniture 832 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

Next N2U Orientation
Tues. Nov. 12th @ 6:30pm
Uhuru Furniture

A Huge Uhuru Thank You from APEDF & the One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market

On behalf of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) and Black Star Industries (BSI), we would like to send a BIG thank you to our donors, performers, co-sponsors, authors, volunteers, education resource partners vendors, shoppers, and friends! Your continued support and contributions made the 5th annual One African One Nation Uhuru Book Fair the best ever! 

This is what the positive future of African self-determination looks like: APEDF and our many partners engaging to educate and uplift ourselves and our children, building economic development to benefit our community and organizing to solve every problem imposed on our people!

The season is not over yet- join us on Saturday October 19th for our season finale market in Clark Park! Volunteers and Vendors wanted! Please visit uhurufleamarket.blogspot.com for more registration information!





Todays Uhuru Book Fair Program

5th Annual One Africa! One Nation! UHURU BOOK FAIR PROGRAM

MCs Yejide Orunmila and Janus Bryant 

9:00am Music
10:00 Welcome to Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market - Janus & Yejide
10:15 Karen Smith
10:35- 2 Author Readings
    Bekezela Broscius
    Candace Wilkins
10:40 Rhenda (20 mins)
11 Education Resource & Author Reading
Javenna Bellinger
Treehouse 
11:05 Ronn Ross
11:25 Amari Rebel
11:45 Education Resource & Author Reading
11:50 Urban Shaman
12:10 Chairman Omali Yeshitela - Keynote
12:35 2 Author Readings
12:40 Rasheed Bey
12:55 DJ Teddy Valentine
1:25 LaySimoneDanceSensations
1:45 Ra (20 mins)
2:10 Education Resource & Author Reading
2:15 Janet, Janine, & Eddie Africa
2:25 Eyce Diggi
2:40 Yejide Orunmila
3:00 Danté Alexander
3:20 Chairman Omali Yeshitela
3:40 Penny Hess
3:55 Rugrat
4:15 Mike Africa Jr.
4:30 Rasaq Lawal/Jaajo Dance East
4:55 Thank You to Everyone For Coming!

Join us September 21 for the One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market!

Saturday, September 21st bring the family out to the One Africa! One Nation Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market. This powerful program will will feature African authors, poetry, a lively Childrens' Circle and 100+ Vendors!

Volunteers, Vendors and Authors Wanted!

for more information please call 267-875-3532.

Click on the link below to check out the event Facebook Page!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2440056539384376/

Join us this Wed for our APEDF Community Meeting to build the September Uhuru Book Fair!



Join the African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) as we build for the last two markets of the season and One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Book Fair!

We need your time, talent and skill to grow and develop these powerful African self determination institutions!

Meet new people and find out more information on why APEDF is the baddest non profit on the planet!

Where: Uhuru Furniture 832 N. Broad st. 
When: Wednesdays Sept 4th &18th
Time: 7p- 8:30p 
Who: YOU
More Info: 267-875-3532