Another Powerful and Successful Uhuru Health Festival and One African One Nation Market- THANKS TO YOU!

This years Uhuru Health Festival/One Africa One Nation Marketplace and Chairman's Book Tour was a SMASHING SUCCESS because of volunteers, health partners, vendors and supporters like you!

Get ready for the Uhuru Health Festival by watching these amazing health challenges!

As we prepare for the April 27th Health Festival, check out these health challenges focused on de-stressing methods from our health Partner, Raquel Barnes of Fit2You Wellness.

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8th Annual Uhuru Health Festival and Flea Market- Family • Fitness • Freedom!

Click here for this year's program lineup!


Join us Saturday April 27th in beautiful Clark Park for the 8th Annual Uhuru Health Festival and Flea Market!

This free event will feature live music, fitness workshops, holistic health resources, 100 + vendors, the Children's Circle and more!

We are looking for fitness partners, co-sponsors, endorsers and volunteers! 
Find out information by coming to our next community meeting  
Wed, April 17th @6:30p at Uhuru Furniture- 832 N. Broad Street.
For more information please call 267-875-3532.
(Click on the poster below to check out our Facebook page)

Quotes from the 2018 Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market

"We wanted to contribute to Uhuru's mission" - Henry household
"You can't build a dream unless you step out" - Gloski's fine arts
"I participate every month. I'm 84 years old and this gives me something to do rather than being in front of the television" - Sid Merriweather
"The atmosphere was good for our business" - Bath Fitters
"It's a great mixture of local art and treasures where you don't want to miss this event." - Mystical Creations  
“I like to participate in the Uhuru Health Festival and Flea Market to be apart of the community and support Uhuru and get to know my neighbors.” - -Michele Judge 
“Mercy Hospital is here to support our community and create awareness of the Hospital. We’re here to give information and answer questions that people in the community. Everyone is invited to the community block party on June 30th, 2018 to celebrate 100 years of Mercy Hospital in the community.” - Ada Matthews, Mercy Hospital
“We’re here to promote social justice, opportunity, and provide testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV for young afro-latino and Latino couples” - Galaei

"I partner with Uhuru to provide good services and products to the community. Uhuru has great flea markets, do good service to the community thru the flea market. I appreciate them."

“We are here to build support and relations for refugees in and around the community. We also have blood pressure screenings and eye exams and glasses donated through community relationships.” - Left to right: Temple Progressive NAACP President Breea Gillette, Kay Dorn, and Bryce Eng
“I’m here to for the community”
Mr. Adilyahya has been attending and vending the Uhuru Festival for multiple years. Loves to see the community come together.
“All of my pieces and made from unique patterns and recycled materials”
La’Natural is used from edibles items right in her kitchen. Her hand scrubs are truly amazing. A customer of hers quoted “my hands haven’t been this soft since I was a boy.”
This is La’Naturals first year attending the Uhuru Festival.
“I am an educator, I’m here for our kids and to spread knowledge.”
Braheem mixes his own music with a soulful jazz sound. With numerous years vending, Braheem has artwork, books, documentaries and more to offer self-validity. 
This is Denise’s first year attending the Uhuru Health Fest. She has a variety of clothes, bow ties, and jewelry. She loves to see the community connect. Sewing has always been a hobby of hers. It was a pleasure having her this year.
Helped by Husband, Chris. 
This year's Festival would be a first for Sarah and her assortment of waist beads.
“Waist beads can empower women, especially with the stomach being an area of concern for some. It gives women a chance to embrace their beauty.” Sarah also had a collection of handmade jewelry.
Pamela and Andrew are big into yoga and meditation. They both enjoy environmental awareness and healthy living. “We believe everyone should have a sanctuary in their home or a place to meditate.” This would be their second year attending.
Grandfather and Grandson’s 7th year participating in the festival. All of their good are imports from Ghana. They believe in the mission of the festival and community building. 
Maggie has been attending for the 4-5 years. She loves seeing the community bring togetherness. Every one of her pieces has a meaning towards expanding and connecting with one’s heritage. 
This is the 5th year The Heirloom Bohemian Boutique has participated in the festival. They have built their foundation on natural; from the candles to incenses, to natural teas, they have it all. Meditation is important to health and essential for finding that space we call “peace.”

"I’m here giving back resources to the community since they often don’t have as many resources available. Also, there’s so much gets thrown away.Something someone might throw away is helping someone else, so I’m trying to reuse materials and cut down on all the materials that get trashed."


MCs Tiffany Murphy and Diakiesse Lungisani

9:00am Music
9:50 Welcome to Uhuru Health Festival
9:55 Health Partner - Wedge Medical Center
10:00 Live Music - Ra
10:15 Bodyrock Bootcamp - Nate McIntyre
10:30 Revolutionary Poetry - Rasheed Bey
10:40 Live Music - KiKiHall
10:55 Live Music - Tsuagaido
11:15 Health Partner - Bebashi
11:20 All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project and IAMM Science - Dr. Michelle Strongfields
11:30 Live Music - Jiliyah
11:50 African People’s Solidarity Committee - Penny Hess
12:05pm MOVE and International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal - Ramona Africa
12:20 Health Partner- Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
12:30 Zumba - Michele Mercer
12:50 Kemetic Yoga - Jamilah MyAnn
1:10 Gettin’ Bodied Dance Fitness Revolution - Diakiesse
1:30 Live Music - Jasmine Cassell
1:50 Running & Fitness - Black Men Run
2:05 Soul Line Dance - Gloria Kingcade
2:25 Tai Chi and Qi-Gong - Gabrielle de Burke
2:45 Push-up Workshop - Darren Robinson & the Push-Up Gang
3:05 Dance with Yattah - Yattah Jones
3:25 African Drums - Saeed Abdul-Samad & Friends
3:45 Gettin’ Bodied Dance Fitness Revolution - Diakiesse
4:05 Health Partner
4:10 Jazz, Drums, and Poetry - Karen Smith & Friends
4:40 Live Music
5:00 Thank You to Everyone For Coming!


Only 2 Days Until the 7th Annual Uhuru Health Festival!

Are you as excited for this Saturday as we are?!

Take a look at our Health Festival promo video and exciting fitness challenge with the Push-Up Gang:



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This Health Festival is an African Led Project of the African Peoples Education and Defense Fund! To find out about all APEDF institutions visit

2018 Uhuru Flea Market Dates

APEDF Community Meeting 
Wednesday March 7th and 21st- 6:30p-8:00p
@ Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles- 832 N Broad Street

2018 Uhuru Flea Market Dates- Mark Your Calendars!

April 21st - Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market
May 19th
June 23rd
August 18th
September 22nd - Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market
October 20th

Join us WED April 3rd for our APEDF African Self Determination Forum- Putting the Power of African Health Back in African Hands!

Join us on Wed., April 3rd @ 6:30p for our next African Self Determination Forum: Putting the Power of African Health Back in African Hands!

The African community suffers from some of the worst health disparities in the US and the world. This includes lack of access to health foods, increased risk of life threatening illness such as diabetes and heart disease.

Hear powerful analysis on this attack and how the Uhuru Movement is fighting back by building important  programming and institutions of the African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) such as the Uhuru Health Festival and more!

Also hear a powerful panel discussion from African women experts in the medical field, health and wellness and child birth share their knowledge!

Bring family and friends for this important program and to learn more about the work and institutions of The African Peoples Education and Defense Fund!


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