Thursday, July 05, 2007

The REAL Economic Engine for Black America: Biofuels by Akindele Akinyemi


While Black liberals prepare for their upcoming annual liberal love festival (NAACP convention) this weekend in Detroit I wonder what the hell they will be talking about.

I did not pay and because I am conservative I will not receive a free pass..LOL

However, will the leaders of the NAACP be talking about the future of Urban Michigan and Urban America about tapping into a new economic market called biofuels?

There are hundreds of African American farmers in this country who do not have the knowledge or skills to compete in the bio fuel market. We need to compete in a 21st century global market if we do not want to fall behind the 8-ball.

Black churches have to change the way they think in order to compete. The old way of giving, begging and in some cases scamming parishioners for money is in the past. The Black church should take my formula for transforming the community in which we live in: family values through educational choice equals wealth creation. It is a very simple formula.

What I mean by this is Black churches should get into the business of supporting their own institutions by way of expanding on economic development. A unknown source of mass income is investing in farmlands that you can grow crops.

Right now, ethanol is the most common biofuel worldwide. It is an alcohol fuel. It can be produced from wheat, corn and sugar cane and many other biomass stocks. The production methods used are fermentation of the sugars, distillation and drying. Ethanol can be used in the petrol engine as a replacement to gasoline; it can be mixed with gasoline to any percentage, see common ethanol fuel mixtures for information on ethanol. However, until the recent introduction of new engines, cars would need to have their engines modified in order to run with 100% alcohol.

Black farmers and Black churches alone can make a killing off ethanol. But it does not stop there.

Biogas is produced by the process of anaerobic digestion of organic material by anaerobes. It can be produced either from biodegradable waste materials or by the use of energy crops fed into digesters to supplement gas yields. The solid by-product, digestate, can also be used as a biofuel.

Again, how come civil rights leaders are not discussing REAL policies at the table to become self sufficient. We bitch and gripe about the so-called "level playing field" yet, our asses is too lazy to even research how to make serious money for our communities. We have become so dependent on liberals to take care of the Black community that we do not even see what is going on out here.

Last but not least is engaging in the hydrogen economy. In other words engaging in hydrogen technology. In hydrogen technology, hydrogen fuel would be manufactured from some primary energy source and used as a replacement for hydrocarbon-based fuels for transportation. The hydrogen would be utilized either by direct combustion in internal combustion engines or as fuel in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The primary energy source can then become a stationary plant which can use renewable, nuclear or coal-fired energy sources, easing the pressure on finite liquid and gas hydrocarbon resources. There is no carbon dioxide emission at the point of use. With suitable primary energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced or eliminated.

As something as critical and serious (at least for liberals) as the NAACP Convention here in Detroit this weekend there should be policy discussions on alternative energy for our community and how it pertains to economic development for urban America. Young African Americans at this convention should be discussing how to revolutionize transportation by building a superhighway link between cities here in Michigan and the rest of Urban America by way of utilizing fuel cell technology.

Instead we have this going on:

Democratic and Republican Candidates Forum:


Television news journalists, Soledad O'Brien and Russ Mitchell, will moderate on Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Featured Convention Entertainment:


The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards will perform during Motown Revue on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas will perform during Motown Revue on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Spinners will perform during Motown Revue on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lil Mo and Trey Songz will perform during the Youth Freedom Fund Dinner on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CeCe Winans will perform during the Gospel Extravaganza, Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Patti LaBelle will perform during Spingarn Awards Banquet, Thursday, July 12, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Author Pavilion

The NAACP is also Honoring Congressman Conyers with 92nd Spingarn Medal. Here is a Congressman who is way past his prime, embraces the full meaning of socialism and fights for foolishness like reparations and impeaching President Bush.

The purpose of the NAACP Convention is to establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. I wonder if REAL family values through educational choices to create wealth creation like biofuels is on their agenda for the upcoming year?

The only way the NAACP will ever come back to its pristine purity is to begin removing itself away from government and liberal dependency. Other than that we will continue to gain nothing in our community.

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