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Parents, Students, Educators,
Librarians, Mentors, Clergy,
Teachers and Community Leaders:

Here is some helpful
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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

- Lao Tzu






Do You REALLY Care
About YOUR community?


You CAN make a difference -

Join the Coalition

Please Read This !!!!






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Your vote DOES count.

If you don't cast it -
It will count for somebody else!




The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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President Obama
at the
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial Dedication


Watch the


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Take a virtual tour of
the Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Memorial






Rescheduled Dedication of
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Sunday, October 16, 2011



Atonement, Reconciliation and Responsibility


16th Year Anniversary of the Million Man March


On October 16, 1995, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan led more than 2 million men in taking this pledge during the historic Million Man March in Washington, D.C.


I PLEDGE, that from this day forward I will strive to love my brother as I love myself. I, from this day forward, will strive to improve myself spiritually, morally, mentally, socially, politically and economically for the benefit of myself, my family and my people.


I PLEDGE, that I will strive to build businesses, build houses, build hospitals, build factories and enter into international trade for the good of myself, my family and my people.


I PLEDGE, that from this day forward I will never raise my hand with a knife or a gun to beat, cut, or shoot any member of my family or any human being except in self-defense.


I PLEDGE, from this day forward I will never abuse my wife by striking her, disrespecting her, for she is the mother of my children and the producer of my future.


I PLEDGE, that from this day forward I will never engage in the abuse of children, little boys or little girls for sexual gratification. For I will let them grow in peace to be strong men and women for the future of our people.


I WILL NEVER, again use the 'B word' to describe any female. But particularly my own Black sister.


I PLEDGE, from this day forward that I will not poison my body with drugs or that which is destructive to my health and my well-being.


I PLEDGE, from this day forward I will support Black newspapers, Black radio, Black television. I will support Black artists who clean up their acts to show respect for themselves and respect for their people and respect for the ears of the human family.


I will do all of this so help me God.






Please Visit these related pages // YOU CAN BE GREAT // Coretta Scott King // Martin Luther King, Jr // MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR and CONTEMPORARY ISSUES // ROUGH Side of the Mountaintop Speech // KEYS TO PEACE // Coretta Scott King Eulogy







The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz
Memorial & Educational Center

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center continues the work of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz through the advancement of human rights and social justice.

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 It's Now OUR Time!

If YOU Are tired
of irresponsible and negative media -

Then “Read the MAP” !



This is not a question of censorship.
It is simply a matter of
"Responsibility in Free Speech!"

Responsibility in Free 





Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment 1 of the United States Constitution






"The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous."


Recent Events Prove
The July 4th Words of
Frederick Douglass







August 4th -



We should
be hesitant to








People Proclaim August 4th
Presidential Appreciation Day


Many of the people who voted for change in the last Presidential election are rallying to the support of President Barack Obama.

A recent statement being widely circulated reads in part:

"Since his historic election, President Obama has been inundated with a barrage of venomous criticism.

From the first cries calling for the failure of his administration by Vitter and Limbaugh to the media critique of his handling of the BP oil spill, his critics are unequivocal in telling us that he can do no right.

We call on ALL who support President Obama to take action.

On August 4th, the President's birthday, we ask those who support him to wear any campaign item from the Presidential election as a demonstration of our ongoing support. Bring out your old campaign paraphernalia.

If you don't have caps, buttons or tee shirts, wear a red, white, and blue tri-color ribbon or clothing on August 4th. If nothing else, this simple demonstration of support for our President will provide a counteraction to the negativity that spews forth daily. We can do this.


Please share this information with your friends."






An Editorial:




Copyright © 2010 - 2012
Stan Daniels, Editor,
Urban Cartographer Online
All Rights Reserved


You have to be nice to too many people who make you either want to hurt them,

or put them out of their misery, or both.


(This is the short version - for the long version please contact us, or see me in person)



When the President was still the President-Elect and the screening of potential public servants was in progress, the Editor did give it some consideration.


After observing the process, and the extreme scrutiny into all areas of a person's background and personal life, the Editor concluded that the only two  people eligible would be Mother Teresa and the Virgin Mary.


Furthermore, witnessing contemporary attitudes, and reading reports of acts of bigotry inflicted on single mothers, one of them would have either been excluded or later fired.


Therefore, the Editor has chosen to remain on the "Fourth Estate" and not yet to "come down from the Reservation" -


Like consider:


Is there anyone still alive (and not yet senile) who remembers and understands the meaning of the old admonition that "loose lips can sink ships" ?


You may read more historical reflections, including reprints old enough that you should not think it's personal at:




from an earlier time
for today!













The "Good Book"
Media Responsibility?

Please read and consider

Exodus 20:16
Proverbs 12:17-23
Ephesians 4:29

As world events unfold before our very eyes, it would do us all well to consider the consequences of our words and actions and govern our lives accordingly.

The "people of the Book" who worship the God of Abraham in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic community should always remember our accountability and responsibilities to a "Higher Authority" - the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe.





Every person may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right.

No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.

Article I, Section 6 of the New Jersey State Constitution.





Some Sobering Thoughts
For These Serious Times


Looking at the economy, the media, and the political scene,
one may wonder:

Are we on the Titanic, the Lusitania or the Poseidon?

Or, are we, like in the days of Christopher Columbus,
on a three ship trip?


Some of the Last Concerns of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Is THIS The Latest Version


It reads like a horror story from the middle of the 20th Century.
Unfortunately it is 21st Century reality and is much more ominous.

Tea Party Nationalism
A Special Report






From Two
Founding Fathers!

"Yes, we did produce a near perfect Republic.

But will they keep it?

Or will they in their enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom?

Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction.

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."

-- Thomas Jefferson




"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.

It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

-- John Adams





Just because we can
Does not necessarily mean that we should.
We DO have choices
Choices have consequences.

Deuteronomy 30:19, (15-20) 

Say unto them: As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die . . . ?

Say to them: as I live - declares the Lord GOD - it is not MY desire that the wicked shall die, but that the wicked turn from his [evil] ways and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways, that you may not die . . . !

Ezekiel 33:11, (AV and JPS)





The Power of Words!

The impact of words
(written, spoken and sung)
is enormous.

With that reality comes responsibility
for the consequences of what is uttered
and that should be a very sobering thought.

You can't "un-ring" the bell!

Will history ultimately record that the human tongue is the deadliest weapon on the planet?

Those who consider themselves to be
"children of Abraham"
throughout the Judeo-Christian-Islamic community
should seriously consider the following references.

(It would not hurt for everyone else
to at least give it some contemplation.)

Proverbs 18:21

James 3:5 -10

I Peter 3:10 -12


The Editor






                    "We Shall Overcome"                     "Precious Lord"                     "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"                     "Keep On Pushing"                     "Some Day We'll Be Together"                     "Say It Loud, I'm Black and Proud"                     "I'll Be There"                     "Man In The Mirror"                     "You Are Not Alone"                     "Maybe Tomorrow"                     "I Feel Good"

June is
Black Music History and Heritage Month

                    "Will You Be There ?"                     "Going Up Yonder"                     "Soon and Very Soon (Going to See The King)"                     "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"                     "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing"                     "Love's In Need of Love Today"                     "What's Going On"                     "Get Ready"                     "Eyes on the Prize"                     "Oh Freedom"                     "Free At Last"

Read More Here








The way to safeguard our Human and Civil Rights and Liberties
is to fulfill our Responsibilities as Citizens.

Perhaps Michael Jackson said it best after all:

Start with
“The Man [or Woman] in the Mirror!”






In Search of


A Short Essay on the
"Golden Rule"


The golden rule is endorsed by all the great world religions;
Jesus, Hillel, and Confucius used it to summarize their ethical teachings.

And for many centuries the idea has been influential among people of very diverse cultures.

These facts suggest that the golden rule may be an important moral truth.

Please Read More


The Universality of the
"Golden Rule"
in the World's Religions

Adapted from "The Christopher Newsletter"

Please Read More


The Editor

"REFLECTIONS from an earlier time
ECHOES for today!"








February 11

(A New Beginning)

Departure of Hosni Mubarak as President in Egypt

Africa Map

Release of Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa







Frederick Douglass became the first African-American to be nominated for President of the United States in a major party's roll call vote at the 1888 Republican National Convention in Chicago.

What would Frederick Douglass say about that party today?

Would he ask:
"Why have so many RepubliCANs now become Republi-CAN'Ts?"

Please read his own words
and reach your own conclusion.






“Let us become the change that we voted for!”
- Donna Brazile

“We voted for a President not a Messiah!”
- Rev. Al Sharpton

Start with
“The Man [or Woman] in the Mirror!”

- Michael Jackson

your vote counts

Learn more about the
Youth Vote Project





Register to Vote: The NAACP, powered by CREDO Mobile





August 28
& Every Day -
Where Ever You Are!


Stay Informed
Be Involved
Support the
National Action Network!









"From Where it all began until now!"

Please read the transcripts as
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr speaks at
Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church
(5 December 1955)




"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
from where we moved forward!

delivered on 16 April 1963,
from Birmingham, Alabama


Another Call to Conscience:
A Landmark Speech of
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream -

Speech at the Great March on Detroit

23 June 1963
Detroit, Mich. 


Another Call to Conscience:
A Landmark Speech of
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream -
Address at March on Washington
28 August 1963
Washington, D.C. 


Another Call to Conscience:
A Landmark Speech of
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Quest for Peace and Justice
Nobel Lecture
Martin Luther King
December 11, 1964
The Nobel Peace Prize 1964. 


Another Call to Conscience:
A Landmark Speech of
Martin Luther King, Jr.

25 February 1967
Los Angeles, California, USA 


Another Call to Conscience:
A Landmark Speech of
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Address at Ohio Northern University
11 January 1968



"The Drum Major Instinct"
Delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church,

on 4 February 1968,
in Atlanta, Georgia



"I've Been to the Mountaintop!"
from where we now carry on!

delivered 3 April 1968,
Mason Temple
(Church of God in Christ Headquarters),
Memphis, Tennessee



For more information about the work of Dr King,
please visit


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project




The King Center









Understand the People -


The Sacred Writings and Articles of Faith of the "People of the Book" who worship the God of Abraham in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic community are available online.

The Qur'an Online

* A transliteration of the Qur'an
* An index to the Qur'an
* Search for a particular verse

The Qur'an Online


Online Parallel Bible:

Weaving God's Word into the Web

Online Parallel Bible


It's Time For
More GOD
Less "Religion" !





The "Ghettoesburg Address"More Than

Do YOU know what Bill Cosby really said ?

Find out for yourself!




No Need to Reinvent the Wheel!

Some last words,
still relevant today, from:





“Let us become the change that we voted for!”
- Donna Brazile

Elder Bernice King Remembers
Coretta Scott King

Some 2010 Highlights:

Remembering Dr King


Inauguration Anniversary


Black History Month


Women's History Month


Student Freedom Movement 50th Anniversary


National Urban League 100th Anniversary


From a previous President:
Relevant Remarks
(at the request of the Senate)
during a time of national crisis





In the light of recent events
it would be wise to heed

An Admonition

From An
Earlier Time

"You've been hoodwinked.
You've been had.
You've been took.
You've been led astray...
You've been bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X



“I would like very much to see our younger generation, who have inherited open doors, take more time to learn their own history so that they will see how they build on what has happened.”
-- Dr Dorothy Height
(1912 - 2010)



1967 - Beyond Vietnam speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1968 - Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1972 - Transition of Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

1999 & 2010 - Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Sobering Reminders of





Photograph copyright © 1965 - 2012
Stan Daniels, Editor,
all rights reserved.


“Look Forward With Hope !”








When Disasters Strike

Caring People Respond!
You too can help.





How DO we finance
in the 21st Century?


"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr  (1963)


"Living with ignorant people is very dangerous!"

- Amiri Baraka  
(please see www.thepactthemovie.com)

(Please read in full context:
Hosea 4:6)




(Before you attend the Tea Party
and drink that Kool-Aid:
Please Read This!)





Help Stop the Swine Flu -


Wash your hands with soap and clean running water. Visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1 for more information.


Don't be a Swine!

Poor hygiene is one of the five leading causes
of preventable premature death.
Visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1 for more information.



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