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"CHANGE begins with YOU!"

(quotation from 2008
Obama for America campaign literature)




“We must become the change
we want to see in the world.”

- Mohandas Ghandi




“America has never been about what can be done for us.

It's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government.

That's the principle we were founded on.”

- President Barack Obama,
November 7, 2012





O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,

Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;

Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land

Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation!


Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,

And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"


And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


God of our weary years,

God of our silent tears,

Thou who has brought us thus far on the way.

Thou who hast by Thy might,

Led us into the Light,

Keep us forever in the path, we pray.


Lest our feet stray from the places, our God where we met Thee.

Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.


Shadowed beneath Thy hand, May we forever stand,

True to our God, True to our Native land.


From the final verses of

The Star Spangled Banner

by Francis Scott Key


Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing

by James Weldon Johnson









“As long as the mind is enslaved
the body can never be free.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

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





Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington . . .
I'm asking you to believe in yours.”

- (quotation from 2008
Obama for America campaign literature)

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

- Michael Jackson

"So you see,
the election four years ago wasn't about me.

It was about you.

My fellow citizens -- you were the change."

From President Obama's
2012 Convention Speech












"We face a choice
between the promise of the future,
or the prisons of the past !"


We face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart
and the hopes that we hold in common.

. . .

Together, we must work towards a world
where we are strengthened by our differences,
and not defined by them.


President Obama Addresses the United Nations
September 25, 2012
United Nations Headquarters

New York, New York

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of Remarks by the President





The REAL "Dream" Speech


"The American Dream"

A speech given by
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 5, 1964
Drew University
Madison, New Jersey

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From the President of the United States:

A Timely & Timeless Message -

Lest We Forget -






Delivering on Change

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Peace Prize a “call to action”
- President Obama


Building a World that
“Gives Life to the Promise of Our Founding Documents”
- President Obama



Remarks by the President
at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo City Hall
Oslo, Norway
December 10, 2009



A Presidential Tribute
to Student Excellence


From the land where civilization began:

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Cairo, Egypt
June 4, 2009



All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort -- a sustained effort -- to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings.


It's easier to start wars than to end them.  It's easier to blame others than to look inward.  It's easier to see what is different about someone than to find the things we share.  But we should choose the right path, not just the easy path.  There's one rule that lies at the heart of every religion -- that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us.  (Applause.)  This truth transcends nations and peoples -- a belief that isn't new; that isn't black or white or brown; that isn't Christian or Muslim or Jew.  It's a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the hearts of billions around the world.  It's a faith in other people, and it's what brought me here today.


We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written.


The Holy Koran tells us:  "O mankind!  We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."


The Talmud tells us:  "The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace."


The Holy Bible tells us:  "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."  (Applause.)


The people of the world can live together in peace.  We know that is God's vision.  Now that must be our work here on Earth.


Thank you.  And may God's peace be upon you.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)


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Accra, Ghana
July 11, 2009




New York City
July 16, 2009



President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients

July 30, 2009

16 Agents of Change Receive Top Civilian Honor

August 12, 2009




Arlington, Virginia
September 8, 2009



Remarks by the President
In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vermont Avenue Baptist Church,
Washington, DC
January 17, 2010



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A Presidential Tribute
to the 2011
Keepers of the Dream Honorees



“Winning the Future:”
President Obama
and the
African American Community




“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)


Meeting the Challenges of
21st Century Fatherhood
Yes We Can!




First Lady Michelle Obama
Let's Move! Initiative

Let's Move

From: “First Lady Michelle Obama”
Date: Mon, July 12, 2010
(Excerpt of message follows.)

As a mother, I know there is nothing more important than a child's health.
But today, obesity threatens the health of one out of three American children.
That's why we launched Let's Move! -- a nationwide effort to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.

I hope you'll join me and the thousands of teachers, doctors, chefs, community leaders, athletes and parents from across the country to help raise a healthier generation of kids.

LetsMove.gov -- an online resource for parents, teachers and community leaders to help our children eat better and become more active:
Let's Move!


Michelle Obama

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Elder Bernice King
Coretta Scott King


What Would
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Say
About "Peace And War"
In Today's Troubled World?




"NOW is YOUR time




Continuing the “New Era” -



Thank you for your service to the nation and the world and for encouraging responsible citizenship and the appreciation of our common humanity.

Your personal example and that of your family do much toward the fulfilment of the dreams of all decent people.

Thank you for your accessibility and the excellent and very informative White House Web site.

Being part of the “Fourth Estate” we shall continue to support thoughtful progress toward a better future.


Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online






If you truly want

Please read
II Chronicles 7:14
to learn
where it really starts.


As we continue into the 21st Century,
it would do us all well to remember the contributions
made by those who went before us
on life's journey.

"It must be of the Spirit
if we are to save the flesh!"

(General Douglas MacArthur)




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The Inaugural Address
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President Barack Obama


The following item is an excerpt from a message that the Editor sent to our new President Barack Obama when he was still our President-Elect.

We share it with you because the change that so many people desire depends on actions and attitudes of the very people who desire that change.

After all, the three words that separate the United States of America from all other nations past and present are:


Congratulations on your electoral victory and sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved grandmother.

Many of us with a sense of history see the hand of a Sovereign Higher Power behind the orchestration of recent events.

In the Bible (Luke 2:25 - 35) there is an account that came to my mind shortly after you visited Jersey City, NJ on January 9, 2008.

After attending your address to an overflow crowd at Saint Peter's College, one the city's pioneering African-American former City Council members (Bobby Jackson) died suddenly. His passing saddened many and occurred only a couple of years after one of his closest colleagues, Glenn Cunningham. Mr Cunningham was the city's first African-American mayor and suddenly transitioned to join our honorable ancestors while busily involved in serving the entire community.

The account about Simeon in the Book of Luke is very comforting when thinking about the timing of such sobering events.

When Bobby Jackson passed, it seemed as if God had allowed him to be with us in the land of the living until he was able to see the person who would become our nation's first African-American President.

Similarly, when I remembered how W.E.B. Du Bois transitioned on the eve of the March on Washington in 1963 and reflected on the passing of your grandmother, it seemed that God again had a message of comfort and reassurance in spite of present day troubles and griefs. (See Romans 8:31 - 39 as one example among many.)

May the hand of God guide and protect you as you lead us into a new era.

You and your family shall remain in my prayers.




Stan Daniels, Editor,
Urban Cartographer Online






"It is in your hands to make
our world a better one
for all, especially the poor,
vulnerable and marginalised."

- Nelson Mandela



"A people without the knowledge
of their past history, origin and culture
is like a tree without roots!"

- Marcus Garvey



"Education is our passport to the future,
for tomorrow belongs to the people
who prepare for it today."

- Malcolm X



"He who passively accepts evil
is as much involved in it
as he who helps perpetrate it." 

- Martin Luther King Jr.



"Our destiny will not be written for us but by us!"

- Barack Obama





Barack Obama for President
in the January 2008 edition.
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A Visionary Message
For These Times


See, what God is saying to us today, through the -- through the transition of Coretta Scott King, is that we, here in this world, right now, are suffering from a -- complications of cancer, from materialism, and -- and greed, and -- and selfishness, and arrogance, and elitism, and poverty, and racism, and perversion, and obscenity, and misogyny. and idolatry, and violence, and militarism.

It's a cancer that's eating away at the very essence and the nature of what God created human -- humankind to be, for, he created us to have rulership in and dominion in the earth, and not allow the earth to dictate to us.

But, now, what has happened... ... is that the very earth, the very creation that he put us in charge of, is now controlling us.

And instead of us reproducing other people who look like God, who talk like God, who act like God, who think like God, who do business like God, who govern like God, who entertain like God, we're not reproducing anything, because the cancer is eating away at us.

. . . .

He's saying, now we have people that their only preoccupation is, how can I make more money? And he interjected Martin in time to tell America, there is a danger when you become a thing-oriented society, rather than a people-oriented society.

So, Coretta Scott King's transition is calling for a new birth.

And we missed it. We missed the fact that the one who really caught the heart and the spirit of Dr. King and wouldn't let us forget time and time again, as you saw on the video, that it's either nonviolence or nonexistence, that was Coretta Scott King.

She held it down. God gave her the grace to be able to live as long as she did.

And, when she transitioned, she transitioned to a better place. But she left us, as Joshua did with the children of Israel, with this question, or statement: Choose ye this day.

And, if I might abbreviate for her, which way you gonna live?


Elder Bernice King's 

Eulogy for Coretta Scott King

February 7, 2006






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"REFLECTIONS from an earlier time
ECHOES for today!"









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If the President asks

"Do you want to be my 'DOG'?"



This is what he means!





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