Introducing the economic future for African people

Black Star Industries is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) that brings all of the economic development institutions and projects of the African People’s Socialist Party under one single umbrella.

It also provides opportunities for community partnership subsidiary companies which benefit both Black Star Industries and enterprising individuals.

Black Star Industries:

  • Generates resources for economic development programs and projects of the African People’s Socialist Party, creating organizational self-reliance.
  • Allows nonprofit organizations of the Uhuru Movement to have a relationship to the economic institutions of the African People’s Socialist Party.
  • Fosters collective African business ownership and community commerce.

An independent economy that meets our needs

Black Star Industries begins to replace the colonialist economy which is clearly not meeting the needs of the African community.

The impact of the current economic crisis is deep for African working class people who face mass unemployment, imprisonment, home foreclosures, and an ever-widening wealth gap.

The world economy was created at the expense of African and other oppressed peoples. As more and more people around the world are demanding and taking back their resources, the U.S. and Europe go into a crisis that they attempt to solve at our expense. We must develop an independent economy that meets our needs.

Black Star Industries is our economic future, developing wealth and prosperity for Africa and African people everywhere.

We cannot solve our problems alone, but with each other we can build an economy that sustains ourselves and puts us on the road to independence and self-determination.

We can teach ourselves how economic development works, and the importance of giving back to help each other not as charity, but to create a self-sustaining economy that we control.

Black Star Industries is the legacy of Marcus Garvey and the creation and vision of APSP Chairman Omali Yeshitela

Black Star Industries takes its name from the Black Star Line shipping company that was organized by Marcus Garvey and the UNIA in 1919.

Like Garvey’s efforts, Black Star Industries’ intent is to organize independent economic development for the international African community as part of the struggle for self-determination.

We want to thank the leadership of African People’s Socialist Party Chairman and Uhuru Movement founder Omali Yeshitela who has carried the legacy of Marcus Garvey and the Garvey movement to create Black Star Industries.

Black Star Industries is only part of the Chairman’s vision and 40 years of struggle to build a movement of African people recognizing that all the vast resources of Africa are our birthright.

In the process of building economic development and economic self-reliance, we are preparing to self-govern once again.

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Economic Insitutions of the African People's Socialist Party:

Uhuru Design Studio

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Uhuru Design Studio brings visionary African  design solutions to businesses worldwide. The one-stop shop for anyone who is seeking out graphics, t-shirts, banners, flyers, posters, business cards and more. Guaranteed timely production of bold, visionary and artistic designs.

Uhuru Foods and Pies

The Uhuru Foods & Pies holiday pie sale is an important and exciting way for individuals, groups and businesses to support an independent African economy and the mission of Black Star Industries.

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles

Uhuru Furniture represents the sector of Philadelphia and Oakland that wants to see genuine change and support sustainable economic development by and for the African community. Uhuru Furniture is different than a charity thrift store – 100% of our profits benefit APEDF!

Tyron Lewis Gym

A Gym of Our Own! Improving the individual and collective health of the African community with affordable gym, fitness class, Kids Fit Camp, an annual health expo and more!

Uhuru Jiko

Rent Uhuru Jiko Community Commercial Kitchen for you business catering needs.

Zenzele Consignment

Zenzele Consignment  is the primary economic development initiative of the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project (AAPDEP). It will help AAPDEP build dual and contending power for African communities wherever we are located, all over the world.

Akwaaba Hall

APEDF operates Uhuru (Freedom) House community centers in St. Petersburg, FL and Oakland, CA which host APEDF sponsored programs and other community activities including holiday cultural programs, academic tutoring, martial arts and Spanish language classes.

Black Power 96.3

96.3 LPFM will stand tall as a non-commercial radio station owned and controlled by the black community of south St. Pete where 70 percent live under the poverty level and where full access to employment, housing, health care and quality education is routinely denied.

Burning Spear Publications

Burning Spear Media brings you the message of African Internationalism through print and digital formats including The Burning Spear Newspaper, the longest-running Black Power newspaper in existence, and groundbreaking books by Chairman Omali Yeshitela and other Uhuru Movement leaders.

One Africa! One Nation! Market Place

A vital and bustling network of vendors, the OAON Marketplaces are building commerce for and between African people worldwide. In 2014, this dynamic program celebrates its 10th year in Philadelphia, PA and is launching in other cities and online soon!

Planet Uhuru

Planet Uhuru distributes revolutionary apparel, such as t-shirts, jackets and more! With Planet Uhuru apparel you can look stylish while making a powerful statement in support of African liberation and revolution!

The Burning Spear Newspaper Online

The oldest black power newspaper in existence, The Spear has published without interruption since the 1960s. Known as the “Voice of the International African Revolution,” The Spear carries dynamic articles on the most pressing issues affecting the lives of African workers in the U.S., in Africa and around the world.