Flag raising ceremony and community garden sign installed September 30, 2018
On Saturday, Sep. 29, the community came out to participate in a ceremony to raise the red, black and green flag at the site of the future One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and community garden. The 25 foot African flag, flying high on a 50 foot tall flag pole, symbolizes a future of justice, prosperity and liberation for African people here and around the world.
The event featured a keynote presentation by Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela, speeches by other leaders in the African community, as well as poetry, African drumming, and a marching band.
Also, a sign was installed at the future site of the marketplace and community garden, letting the community know that's coming next spring.
All of this was made possible because of your support!
APEDF St. Louis Economic Development Coordinator Ticharwa Masimba and InPDUM President Kalambayi Andenet welcomed the crowd at the Black Power Blueprint flag raising ceremony at the site of the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and Gary Brooks Community Garden.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People's Socialist Party and leader of the worldwide Uhuru Movement gave the keynote address, speaking on the significance of the African flag.
Ngoma in Motion performed at the flag raising ceremony.
The St. Louis Cobras Marching Band also gave a dynamic performance.
The 25' x 15' red, black and green flag is shown here flying 50 feet high on the grounds of the future One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and community garden, with the Uhuru House across the street.
(L to R: Black Power 96 Radio Station Manager Diakiesse Lungisani, The Burning Spear newspaper Managing Editor Olofin Ikemba, African People's Socialist Party (APSP) Director of Agit-Prop Akilé Anai, Mustapha Musa Abantu who works in the APSP Office of the Deputy Chair, APEDF St. Louis Economic Development Coordinator Ticharwa Masimba and Mr. Gary Brooks stand in front of the sign announcing the coming of One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and the Gary Brooks Community Garden in Spring of 2019!