Support the Black Power Blueprint's Black Maternal Health Center!

by Leah Fifield




Campaign has ended


I am supporting the Black Power Blueprint by committing to raise funds for their Black Maternal Health Center and Doula Training Program in North St. Louis!

Contributors who live in the Twin Cities metro area will be entered into a drawing for a 90 min massage from Leah Fifield, L.Ac., CMT.  Each $25 increment you donate will be counted as one ticket in the drawing.

Black birthing people are three to four times more likely to experience pregnancy-related death than white people. Black people have higher rates of C-section births, and their needs, concerns and pain are routinely dismissed by traditional health systems. This program will facilitate their ability to take control of their health.

This is another black community-led project of the nonprofit African People's Education and Defense Fund that improves the well-being of the African/Black community and helps close the huge disparities imposed on African people in overall health and life expectancy. Through the Black Power Blueprint the black community is building self-empowerment in their own neighborhoods to stop the encroachment of big greedy developers and to build genuine grassroots community-based development in their own interests.

Each year, the number of babies that die during childbirth in St. Louis could populate 15 kindergarten classrooms. We are fighting to take back our power over our own communities and resources including the futures of our children.

We are embarking on Phase Five of the Black Power Blueprint, to create a Black-led wellness education center to empower Black women and girls in caring for our physical, mental and emotional wellness. The vision is to provide health and self-care programs that reinforce our traditional African culture, and invest in the future of our community with doula and childbirth educator certification programs along with opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

We have long recognized that our community has the capacity to solve our own problems through self-reliance projects driven by the needs of the community, rather than having solutions imposed on us. We create programs that empower the people from the ground up to create lasting change. The Uhuru Wa Kulea Health Center will be a much needed respite for our community. It will empower us in taking charge of our health and well-being.

The Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women's Health Center is part of the Black Power Blueprint, an initiative of the African People's Education and Defense Fund and Black Star Industries.

How would you like to support?