Uhuru Health Fair & Flea Market

Program

Ona Zené Yeshitela - Keynote Speaker


Deputy Chair Ona Zene Yeshitela, Board President of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, shoulders the responsibility to grow the economic work of the entire Uhuru Movement and provide economic development programs for the African community. President Ona has been a force of nature since assuming this position only four years ago.  When she declared that the African People’s Education and Defense Fund was the “baddest Non-Profit on the Planet!" Read more...





John Thomas - "Movement Matters"


John Thomas is a long time fitness aficionado. Growing up on the tough streets of New York City, his interest in boxing was a natural transition: “My mother put me in boxing because I kept fighting in school. She never imagined that I could have made a career out of it.” Read more...




CocoSol & the Chillettes - Live Music


CocoSol “Chocolate Sun” Bastien from Montreal is an international songstress, multi-instrumentalist now living in Philadelphia. Since her arrival 10 years ago, she has collaborated on vocal, guitar and congas with multiple artists and genres on Main Stages and in studios all over including, Philadelphia Classical Symphony Family Program, Owen “Fidla” Brown (Jive records), Steven Wise (Wiseworld Entertainment), Xande Cruz (Brazilian Icon) and Son’s of Ace (Reggae All Star, Jamaica). Read more...


Michele Mercer – Zumba


FIT is unlike than the average fitness club. FIT gym is equipped for strength, weight, and cardiovascular training and conditioning. Thier mission is to inspire and motivate each person that enters our facilities to exceed their limitations and transform the mind, body, and lifestyle. Train with the best to be the best. FIT Gym is located near the heart of University City. Read more...


Gloria Kingcade - Soul Line Dance


Gloria Kingcade started instructing line dancing in October, 1998. Ms. Kingcade is a Certified Primary Aerobic Instructor, from the American Aerobic Association International (AAAI) & the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA). She is also First Aid & CPR Certified. In her more than 15 years of teaching, she has given lessons and demonstrations at over 10 different institutions, and has received more than 15 different awards & recognitions. In January 2001 she founded "D.A.S.H.E.R.S. Entertainment Network" (Dancing and Singing Help Everyone Relieve Stress). Read more...


Marina Olokuni - Kemetic Yoga



Marina Olokuni, Midwife in training, Medical Qi Gong Teacher, Certified Natural Health Consultant, Certified Pangu Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, Energy & Bodywork specialist graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2002 with a bachelors degree in Urban/Regional Development and Sociology. She's currently under the tutelage of Dr. Llaila Afrika to obtain her Doctor of Naturopathy (ND Designation). Marina has studied natural healing, various forms of sound healing, mediation, pain medicine and food science with the likes of Dr. Aris Latham, Dr. Karn Sehgal, HH Rinpoche Kenpho Ratsa, HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Dr. Sebi and Master Ou Wenwei to name a few. Read more...


Malik Wilson - Yoga


Malik Wilson, long time yoga practitioner and health advocate, has always found ways to make the health practices he uses himself, accessible to the black community. Malik is the founder and leader of Yoga on the Pier.






 

Rasheed Bey - Spoken Word Poetry


Powerful Revolutionary poet and artist Rasheed Bey is a long time activist and friend of the Uhuru Movement. Rasheed Bey is blind and deaf because he was brutally beaten by the Philadelphia police, when he was a young man in the 1970s.

 

 

 

Mel the Artist


Singer/song writer R&B Pop artist and producer Melvin Berrian known as “MEL The Artist” was born in Philadelphia in 1994.  He started singing at the age of 5 in church.  Being musically gifted, during his elementary school years he played trombone and drums.  In middle and high school he began playing the piano and guitar. Now his main instrument is the piano, where he was self taught until his freshmen year of college. Read more...

Lisa Davis


Lisa Davis is a powerful speaker and long time community activist  and advocate for health and justice for the African community. She is the Chair of the Health Working Group of the Black is Back Coalition for Peace Justice and Reparations.







Dr. Michelle Strongfields


Longtime member of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPEDP), Dr. Michelle Strongfields is a Cuban-trained medical doctor and founder of the IAMM Science Education Group. She was the leader of one of AAPDEP's first projects in Sierra Leone, where they trained community health workers on the identification, prevention and treatment of waterborne diseases. Dr. Strongfields is also one of the lead organizers of AAPDEP's new community garden collective in Philadelphia, PA.


DJ Sean Smoove


DJ Sean Smoove started DJing at age 13, in West Philadelphia where he was born and raised. Smoove began DJing under DJ Jazzy Jeff, who mentored him at His Early age. Smoove was the opening DJ at local nightclubs and opened for Healine acts such as Big Daddy Kane and Schooly D. When he wasn’t DJing, Smoove was a dancer on Dancin On Air & Dance Party USA. After gaining success at house parties and night clubs, Smoove became one of the founding members of an internationally known hip-hop band, The Goats. The Goats recorded two albums with Columbia records in the early 1990s. Read more...



Saeed Abdul-Samad


Saeed Abdul-Samad is the founder and CEO of Africa Rocks Produtions. Saeed is a Ethnomusicologist, musician and lecturer, who has studied West African drumming and rhythms as a private student of Master drummer, Yacub Addy from Ghana West Africa from 1978 -1993. Mr. Addy is the 2010 winner of the National Endowment, American Heritage Award. Saeed has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Smithsonian Institute as well as recommendations from the Museum of African Art and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C. 


KT Terry


KT Terry is a YMCA fitness trainer and singer. She will be leading a workshop on cardio fusion and performing from her new CD "Out of the Blue"


 

 

 

 

 

THE BOOKENDS


Victoria Huggins Peurifoy is an Author, Poet, Spoken-word Artist, Storyteller, Ghost Writer, Consultant, Facilitator, Voice talent, Narrator, and Public Speaker. She is a member of White Rock Baptist Church. She is a twenty 28 year resident of the Germantown area of Philadelphia and is called, “The Axiom,” for she speaks the truth. She is a self published author with twelve books, three chapbooks and has two CD’s to her credit. Her latest book, A Blade of Grace, is an autobiography. Recently she has published her first children's book entitled Battery Man.Read more...

 

Pam Africa


Pam Africa is a leading member of the MOVE organization who tirelessly travels the world organizing and speaking out for the freedom of political prisoner, former Black Panther, and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal who has been unjustly in prison for 35 years and is currently seriously ill with untreated hepatitis C.








Body by Obona


Professional, natural health and fitness tips for all levels and body types.







Mr. Diamond Burwell


Mr. Diamond Burwell Sings Motown.













Daniel Theodore Harris


Gospel and R&B.




 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Partners


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