Showing posts from November 7, 2011


Description Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. The principle of Ujamaa empowers families and communities to come together around their collective economic interest.

We've all heard the slogan "Buy Black" and we know how important it is to build successful (and responsible) Black businesses so that we can fund our... own social, political, and cultural initiatives, but what's the main excuse for not buying Black? "I don't know of that many Black-owned businesses." Sure there are some directories that focus on Black businesses, but frankly, they're ineffective, not extensive, and they're usually the last thing you think about when you need to find a product or service. Depending on which statistics you look at, the Black community spends between 4 and 8 cents of every dollar with Black-owned businesses. So the vast majority of our money is going to enric…

Mama Mae's Frozen Food

Mama Mae's is a frozen prepared food company that brings authentic offerings to the urban community, and beyond. Mama Mae's intends to revolutionize the creation, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of frozen foods to urban communities, allowing once forgotten urban centers to celebrate their heritage, build community consciousness around meal enjoyment and preparation, and break the cycle of obesity.
Description Mama Mae’s began with a stroll through the frozen food aisle when we realized there were no products that connected with our heritage, our taste, and our health. It was our dream to create more balanced food options that taste just like Mama Mae’s delicious home cooking, but are easier to prepare. Most of the recipes our family gathered come right from mom, or are deeply inspired by her. Everyone... likes comfort food. We want Mama Mae’s recipes to speak to you, our community, our culture, and beyond. Like mom, our company is passionate about bringing you delici…

Natural Gas Vehicles

A natural gas vehicle or NGV is an alternative fuel vehicle that uses compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a clean alternative to other fossil fuels. Worldwide, there were 12.7 million natural gas vehicles by 2010, led by Pakistan with 2.7 million, Iran (1.95 million), Argentina (1.9 million), Brazil (1.7 million), and India (1.1 million).[1] The Asia-Pacific region leads the world with 6.8 million NGVs, followed by Latin America with 4.2 million vehicles.[1] In the Latin American region almost 90% of NGVs have bi-fuel engines, allowing these vehicles to run on either gasoline or CNG.[2]
As of 2009, the U.S. had a fleet of 114,270 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, mostly buses; 147,030 vehicles running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); and 3,176 vehicles liquefied natural gas (LNG).[3] Other countries where natural gas-powered buses are popular include India, Australia, Argentina, and Germany.[4] In OECD countries there are around 500,000 CNG vehicles.[5]…