WHAT MAKES AN UHURU PIE?
- Fresh baked, made from scratch with quality ingredients
- Made by Black Star Industries, creating economic development and commerce by and between African people worldwide.
- Baked by volunteers with our professional bakers in our Uhuru Jiko community commercial kitchens
- Sold by volunteers to friends, family, co-workers, organizations to build a foundation for African control of food production and distribution
THE STORY OF UHURU FOODS & PIES
Uhuru Foods & Pies (UFP) is one of the dynamic economic development institutions of Black Star Industries.
Uhuru Foods & Pies is a popular progressive tradition at Farmers Markets, festivals, street fairs and outside grocery and gift stores where our delicious pies, healthy and tasty breakfasts and mouth-watering festival food have been enjoyed by Bay Area residents for more than three decades.
But Uhuru Foods & Pies is about so much more than producing tasty edibles.
Named for the Swahili word for “freedom,” Uhuru Foods & Pies is a subsidiary of Black Star Industries (BSI), a black-led self-determination program of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), the worldwide organization building for African liberation and unification.
Uhuru Foods & Pies is not a business owned by an individual, but a part of an independent African economy that African people are building to once again own and control our resources, including our own land, food
production and distribution.
This is what makes Uhuru Foods & Pies unique. It’s not just a great pie or breakfast; it’s a cause that forwards the right of African people ourselves to determine our own lives and future, control our own land, resources, food, distribution, and means of production.
Uhuru Foods & Pies is not a business owned by an individual, but a part of an independent African economy that African people are building to once again own and control our resources, including our own land, food production and distribution.
Reparations is not charity! Reparations acknowledges and rights a wrong financially as well as verbally.
A half millennium after the onslaught on Africa, there is no place in the world where large numbers of African people live in prosperity,
freedom and peace.
In fact, Africa and Africans have been part of someone else’s economy. Now it is past time for Africans to take care of ourselves.
BSI will overturn the legacy and verdict of colonialism through the leadership of African working people ourselves. We are changing our conditions, changing the relationships between peoples and thereby changing the world.
BSI believes that not one child shall go hungry; not one family shall be homeless; not one youth shall be without a positive future; not one elder shall be disrespected and alone; not one African shall be thrown into prison by a system that makes money from his or her incarceration.
On average, white families in the U.S. have more than 22 times the assets of those of African families. White people generally expect to live in tree-lined communities with social services, security and general peace, while African communities are generally characterized by poverty and imposed violence.
Corporations, banks, churches and white people who want to overturn the legacy of colonialist and racist relations between white people and Africans, oppressors and the oppressed, can contribute to and support Black Star Industries programs such as Uhuru Foods & Pies as a stand of reparations.
Reparations is not charity! Reparations acknowledges and rights a wrong financially as well as verbally. It is a way for white people to participate in and support the African-led movement for economic self-sufficiency and justice.
It is in the interest of white people to join this great movement for reparations to create a world in which all humanity works and shares one small planet together, no one at the expense of others.
This is the only basis for the end of war and violence and the healing of the planet and all of its inhabitants.
Reparations in the hands of Black Star Industries contributes to a new economic foundation for the entire African community.
Ultimately Uhuru Foods & Pies is about putting the means to grow, produce and distribute fresh food into the hands of African people. The vision of Uhuru Foods & Pies includes the goal to control our own land, farms, trucking, baking, cooking and distribution of food, none of which African people are currently able to carry out on a large scale inside the U.S., Africa or anywhere in the world today.
BLACK POWER BLUEPRINT
FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY
ADD: Black Power Blueprint is a black-led self-determination project in St. Louis, MO organized by of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) and Black Star Industries (BSI), transforming North St. Louis through renovation, economic development and political power by and for the black community.
Building the Uhuru Jiko Bakery Café in St. Louis
The Black Power Blueprint is building a bakery café and commercial kitchen at 3743 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis MO
to serve as the headquarters for Uhuru Foods & Pies and for the African Independence Workforce Program.
Industries and the African People’s Education and Defense Fund around the U.S.
Uhuru Jiko will bring African economic and cultural life to this depressed commercial area and
will build a critical program for our community to create opportunities for African men and women to receive training,
gain employment and become stakeholders in a prosperous economy for our entire community.