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It's time for black community control of the schools in Detroit!  


In order to boost academic performance in the heavily African city of Detroit, the State of Michigan has been trying for some time now to reform its public schools. For the past 20 years, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) has been in decline. With the intervention of Trump’s education secretary and billionaire heiress Betsy Devos, DPS has been pushing African students towards an increasing number of charter schools. DPS brought in an emergency manager and closed some public schools while transforming others into corporate-backed charter schools.

Black Power is on the FM airwaves in St. Pete: Revolution is in the air! 


IT’S ON!!! Thanks to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), Africans locally in St. Petersburg, FL. can now hear the glorious sounds of resistance on their FM radio dial. This is a great victory for our community!

The switch was flipped and Black Power 96.3 FM went live on the airwaves in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The excitement couldn't be contained as comrades ran out to their vehicles to hear Black Power on the radio.

The Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market: All-day festival in West Philly! 


The Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market (UBFFM) is an education and economic development project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), supporting programs for education, health, sustainable economic development, and self-determination by and for the African community.

UBFFM will be a free, all-day festival in West Philadelphia's Clark Park on September 24, 2016 featuring poetry, spoken word, independent African authors, a children’s education area, music, food and over 100 vendors!

Free educational resources will be available throughout the day to address adult literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and the community-wide lack of access to reading materials and educational resources.