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"The Use of
Knowledge is Power!"

Ken Carter
("Coach Carter")



Young people were a major force in the 
Human Rights movement.

photograph copyright © 1964 - 2011 by Stan Daniels,

Editor, Urban Cartographer Online 

Education and educational opportunities were major concerns
of the young people who were on the front lines of the Human Rights movement
in the United States during the "sixties"!
Those concerns are still relevant today.


The need for educated people has never been greater.
The opportunities for educated people have never been greater.

What are you doing about it?



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New Jersey's "Best Bargain"
Has Gotten Even Better!

Website Helps Students with Their Studies
"...an offer you can't beat!"


A public library card has long been considered to be the best bargain in the State of New Jersey - it's free! 

It provides access to vast stores of knowledge and information and through inter-library networks and modern technology allows one to use resources near and far from home. 

The deal has gotten even better! 

A new web page provides homework help for any New Jersey student with a valid public library card. 

The website can be found at www.QandAnj.org, or by clicking the link on the State of New Jersey website. 

The site is run by a network of experienced librarians who provide free, live, interactive assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are prepared to answer any question on any subject. In addition, students in grades 4-12 have access to expert tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies or English. These tutors are available every day from 2pm-10pm.  

Log onto www.QandAnj.org for more information. 


Looking for Work?

Looking for Workers?


Prospective employees and employers can link up!
Log onto Workforce NJ for more information. 





Internet Public Library

"The first public library of and for the Internet community "

The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.

Internet Public Library





Climate Change


Global Energy Network Institute


Linking Renewable Energy Resources Around the World.



Learn More Here







A Salute to Black History
"Celebrating Black History 365"

Lawson State Community College
Celebrating Black History 365

Celebrating Black History 365







Democracy is HARD Work!


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!”





Challenge & Opportunity!


What Is iCivics?


iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.

iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.

Please Read More at:

Welcome Teachers

Check out all our teacher content, arranged by curriculum units.

Please Read More at:






Dear Justice O'Connor:

Thank you for your urgently needed educational work encouraging responsible citizenship.

Recently I heard your enlightening presentation on Bloomberg radio in New York City.

After visiting your informative Web site, we have added links to it from some of the education and community service pages on our site.

We shall do our best to share the helpful information with as many people as possible and are very grateful for the efforts of you and your colleagues.


Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online











This directory is for the convenience of our customers and visitors.

A listing in it does not necessarily imply our endorsement of, or by, the listed site.







"University of Pennsylvania Will Eliminate Loans for Students of Families Earning Less Than $50,000 ."

- March 23, 2006

  PHILADELPHIA -- Expanding its effort to alleviate the financial burden on low- and middle-income students and to continue attract top students with diverse economic backgrounds, the University of Pennsylvania will provide grants for undergraduate students from economically disadvantaged families with incomes of $50,000 or less, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.




Harvard Financial Aid Initiative



"Our doors have long been open to talented students regardless of financial need but many students simply do not know or believe this.
We are determined to change both the perception and the reality."

- President L.H. Summers,
February 29, 2004




Check Out YOUR Opportunities NOW!

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Check out MORE Scholarship Information on our site!

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BLACK EXCEL is a resource for all,
especially African-American families and first-generation college students.

College & University Guidance, Scholarships, Money and Info Gateways
(For Students, Parents, College Advisors, Mentors, and Cultural Groups)





EDU Inc.
Common Black College Application



The EDU, Inc. Application allows students to apply to 34 colleges at once.





National Urban League



Since our historic founding in 1910 the National Urban League has worked to empower the lives of millions of Americans.








"A mind is a terrible thing to waste!"









Educational Consulting - Motivational Speaking - Male Empowerment

Watch the Video!






The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc



For more than 10 years, ACANA has led advocacy efforts in the Philadelphia region for the welfare and rights of African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees.

ACANA has steadfastly delivered quality social, arts and cultural and other services to its clients.








Top Scholarships For Black Students:
BlackStudents.com is a FREE online resource and weekly email newsletter for African American students.
Our site features profiles of Black colleges and the latest scholarships, internships and jobs.
The service is 100% FREE.








Financial Literacy Education for young people, their parents and teachers.





The Khan Academy



Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history — for free.





A Guide to Effective Citizenship Through AmeriCorps



Civic Engagement Training & Technical Assistance Curriculum

A Guide to Effective Citizenship Through AmeriCorps was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and meets their recommendation that programs incorporate citizenship training into their member development plans.





African Genesis Media Group



"OUR MISSION.... is to promote love and mutual respect among the African American community through awareness programs to stimulate a positive self-image."





New Community Corporation





To help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.




Founded by a group of dedicated and visionary Newark residents in the aftermath of the 1967 summer disorders, New Community Corporation is the
nation's largest and most comprehensive community development corporation.






Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc





Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. ("HCCI") is a committed to the holistic revitalization of Harlem.


We provide economic development and empowerment opportunities to help Harlem residents rebuild our community.




WHCR 90.3 FM
The Voice of Harlem



"WHCR is one of the few low powered FM stations in New York City.
Owned and operated by The City College of New York, WHCR has been broadcasting non-stop since 1986.
WHCR is the only community radio station licensed by the FCC to serve the Harlem community, home to half a million residents.
WHCR's signal reaches as far south as 42nd Street in Manhattan, as far north as 240th Street in the Bronx, as far west as Teaneck, New Jersey and as far east as Flushing, Queens."

You can listen to WHCR on-line using WINAMP, WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER OR REAL PLAYER."





Enough Is Enough Coalition



Enough Is Enough Coalition a grassroots organization founded in Atlanta GA in 1993.

The coalition receives no grants or funding and is made up of family members who have been victimized by Guns/ Violence (loss of a loved one).

Enough Is Enough Coalition believes that Education, Prevention, Awareness, and raising the conscious level of the dangers of Guns/ Violence are the solution.





Taking Sport and Life to the Next Level



Athletic Performance Principles for Life are the keys to being a champion - not only in athletics, but in life as well. Study these areas
and plug this wisdom into your own life...you'll be glad you did!





Metropolitan Athletics Congress



Although the MAC is well known as the governing body for all running-related sports
in the region.  It is less known that MAC has become one of the most innovative youth service providers in New York City.  


In 1985, MAC implemented an innovative program called the "MAC Attack" to attack rising rates of school dropout,
substance abuse, violence, and crime in our communities.


 The "MAC Attack" program marries academics to athletics MAC is committed to inspire, encourage, and support our youths to strive
for both athletics and academic excellence.




Office of Reconciliation Ministries





To promote love for and appreciation of racial and ethnic diversity and respect for all peoples knowing that we are all God's children.
 To promote oneness of mankind.  





Harold    Washington    Chicago    Maynard    Jackson    Atlanta    Glenn    Cunningham    Jersey    City   


a tribute to
Mayor Glenn Cunningham





The Afterschool Alliance



The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.




Team Walker



Team Walker was founded in 1996 by Jersey City natives Jerry and Jasper Walker, who aspired to give children the same after school programs they enjoyed while growing up.

They knew these programs helped them mature academically, and also provided an athletic outlet for other abilities.




America's Promise
- The Alliance for Youth



America's Promise was founded after the Presidents' Summit for America's Future, April 27-28, 1997, in Philadelphia.
Presidents Clinton, Bush, Carter, and Ford with First Lady Nancy Reagan representing her husband, challenged the nation to make youth a national priority.
Their call to action included a commitment on the part of the nation to fulfill Five Promises.




Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.D.



Dr. Robinson is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship and the development of social enterprises.
He believes that long lasting change for inner city communities is stimulated when religious institutions, community leaders and business people work together toward the common goal of community revitalization.




The Wight Foundation, Inc.



The Wight Foundation provides superior opportunities for young men and women of the Greater Newark, New Jersey area and vicinity to achieve academic excellence within a boarding school environment.

Established in 1986 by Mr. Russell B. Wight, Jr., The Wight Foundation provides scholarship grants, based on family income, to attend boarding schools in New England & the Mid-Atlantic Regions.

Applicants must currently be in the 7th grade, excel in their academic work and attend school in the Greater Newark area (Essex, Union, Hudson, Passaic and Middlesex Counties).




A Better Chance



About A Better Chance

Our historic mission – to transform talented students of color into successful leaders – is more relevant and critical than ever.

We have grown from just 55 students at approximately ten schools in 1964 to 1600 students at 250 member schools today.

We boast over 11,000 alumni – young men and women of color who have proven themselves in the rigorous environment of the nation’s finest public and private college preparatory schools.

These individuals overcame numerous challenges and now contribute to society as doctors, lawyers, scientists, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.




Girard College



Girard College is a private boarding school for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian.

All 721 Girard students receive full scholarships to take part in the school’s strong academic program, and to live safely on its enclosed 43-acre campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.




Black Data Processing Associates
New Jersey Chapter



"BDPA is a premier organization for African-Americans in Information Technology.
BDPA is a global member focused organization that positions its members at the forefront of the IT industry.
We are committed to delivering IT excellence to our members, strategic partners, and community.
BDPA-NJ is growing and is striving to become a leading chapter in the organization."

"Our members include individuals who are employed at successful corporations, government agencies and educational institutions, and entrepreneurs.
BDPA-NJ and its members are committed to positive social change and devotes time to elevating the technology education and awareness to those in the surrounding communities."




African American History:
Major Speeches



"If I had a thousand tongues and each tongue were a thousand thunderbolts and each thunderbolt had a thousand voices, I would use them all today to help you understand a loyal and misrepresented and misjudged people."
These were the words of Joseph C. Price, founder and President of Livingston College in North Carolina, who in 1890 delivered an address to the National Education Association annual convention held in Minneapolis.
Price’s words reflect on the long tradition of African American oratory.

Bill Cosby is included among 

those giving a major speech in African American History.

Listed on this site are some of the most significant orations by African Americans with links to the actual speeches.




Coach John Wooden's Official Website



Coach John Wooden’s achievements are well-documented.
Nevertheless, it takes a keen sense of sports history to fully comprehend the magnitude of those achievements.
Los Angeles Times sports editor Bill Dwyre believes several of the records set by John Wooden’s UCLA teams will stand forever.




Marva Collins Seminars, Inc.



The Gift of Education:

Marva Collins is first and foremost a teacher. One who stays true to the Latin meaning for the word teacher: "to lead and drawout".

From her sheer determination to never lose one child, Marva Collins has developed the best techniques, materials and resources to reach even the most challenging students




The Learning Connection



Reading Disabilities and Language Disorders

When reading disabilities and language disorders get in the way of learning, the results can be frustrating for both the children and their parents.

"The Learning Connection" was founded for the sole purpose of solving the underlying root problems that keep students from achieving at their top potential.




Another Look at Carl Lewis



An all-time great Olympic Champion shares much helpful information for today.

Olympic stars Carl & Carol Lewis began their careers in the youth program of the Willingboro (NJ) Track Club.

That organization was co-founded by their parents Bill and Evelyn Lewis, two concerned educators who inspired and motivated many young people to achieve excellence.

Recently Carl Lewis launched Fit Forever (http://www.FitForever.com/), a website that is dedicated to empowering youth and adults, and to improving their life conditions through physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Please Read More Here.





Junior Olympic Skills



The U.S. Jr. Olympic Skills Competition is a FREE national grassroots skills competition that provides both boys and girls, ages 8 to 13, the opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities in four (4) sports - basketball, soccer, tennis and track & field.




Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC



Her purpose is to help individuals maximize their full potential and discover how to achieve greater success in one's athletic, personal, and professional life.

Joetta Clark Diggs is no stranger to Success! She is a 4-time Olympian who is considered by track enthusiasts as the most prolific 800m runner of all times.

Today, Joetta spends her time delivering high energy motivational seminars to athletic programs, businesses, and organizations across the country.

Joetta uses her public speaking ability, her community programs, and her knowledge of life enhancement skills to empower and prepare individuals to maximize their ability at home, work, and in life.




Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome



As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. Leary has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American Communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora.




Abolish the "N" Word



Abolish the "N" Word
a great Web site!




Jon's Homeschool Resource



A source of neutral, non-commercial homeschooling information for over ten years. 




National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance



The National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance, as active homeschoolers, wants you to be well-informed, well-prepared and well-connected in order to provide the best home education for your children.




Les Brown Enterprises



Inspiration From Les Brown:

It takes effort to live your dream every day of your life.

Here's a little inspiration to help you stay focused on your goals.




Online Speech Bank



Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.





National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA)





NCSA empowers leaders through sport, education and business by connecting a trusted network of qualified athletes and their families with college coaches and members of the professional community committed to success.

Through extensive knowledge of college athletic scholarships, the NCAA Eligibility Center, academic scholarships and available financial aid options, NCSA gives student-athletes and their families the guidance necessary to help make the college choice decision even easier.




Our goal is to change your life for the better so that you become an inspiration to others.

* Get exposure in the most trusted college coach network
* Build your recruiting profile in 27 sports
* Determine YOUR recruiting potential




The Colgate Women's Games

35 Years of excellence were recently celebrated in Madison Square 




The Colgate Women's Games is the nation's largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college.

Finalists compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company at New York's Madison Square Garden in February.

Our goal is to provide an athletic competition that helps the participating young girls and women develop a strong sense of personal achievement, self-esteem, instill the importance of education and provide a training ground for those who might not otherwise participate in an organized sport.














More Basketball Resources

basketball related news, books and web resources





"FYI !" -

& More Useful Information

















"Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance!"

Join the
National Campaign for Tolerance
A Project of the
Southern Poverty Law Center








"Eyes on the Prize" returned to PBS Monday night, October 2, 2006. Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond.
Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985.

Please Check your Local Listings.










Radio     Television     PBS     Internet     MTV     "CD's"     "DVD's"    BET     CNN    Movies     HBO     MP3     "Sesame Street"     I-pod     Cable     Satellite     History Channel     Concerts    BBC       



"All media is educational.

The only question is:
'What does it teach?' "

(If you have any doubts, just
watch and listen to your kids!)

- The Editor
Urban Cartographer Online






What Is the Covenant with
Black America?

It is a national plan of action
to address the primary concerns
of African Americans today.

Covenant with Black 


Covenant with Black America


Covenant In 


Covenant with Black America In Action

Make your voice heard!








"Sister Circle"

Join women from all over the country in
Sister Circle
a talk show for women.

Sister Circle is a place of support, information and encouragement.

We talk about issues we face today and our hopes for tomorrow.

We look at everything through the light of God's love.



Hosted By Leslie Howard

Mondays 7 PM Eastern
On Blogtalk Radio

Join In By Phone 646-378-1035
Or By Computer







"Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence"

Gary James Poetry


Gary James Poetry

For far too long the cries of the abused and the hurting have gone unnoticed.

Finally, a book that captures the feelings of those who thought that no one cared and expresses them in the form of poetry.

This book reminds us all to look out for each other, because each other is all we have.








Serious People Tackling Serious Issues.

"CyberAngels" is one of the leading online safety
and education programs in cyberspace.


For Educators -
We offer comprehensive programs online and off
for schools and community groups.

For Parents -
Need help explaining Internet safety to your child?
Concerned about your child's online activity?
Read our Guidelines








CD & DVD Care & Handling

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Helpful Microphone Hints

Read More Here!


Recording Video to DVD

Read More Here!


Protect Yourself & Your Computer

Read More Here!




Welcome to
Online Electricity
Electronics Courses.

Electronics Theory Course


Miller Basic Electricity
Online Course 







and to

"Go for the Gold!"



World record setting, Olympic double Gold Medalist, Otis Davis (a USA Track & Field Hall of Fame member), continues to blaze trails for those engaged in the pursuit of excellence.


As president and a co-founder of the tri-states Olympic Alumni Association, he was instrumental in the efforts that won the New York City metropolitan area the United States' bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.


As an advocate for young people, and a motivational speaker, he creatively produces challenging activities that inspire youths to develop their talent, improve their skills and pursue excellence in all areas of their lives.



He was the featured speaker at a leading Jersey City public school for their  Black History Month celebration.


For more information about that event,
covered by both the electronic and print media,





Extra! Extra!
Read More About It!




To learn more about Mr Otis Davis,
his achievements and contributions to the Olympic movement,



Find out more about
Mr Otis Davis

Find out more about Mr Otis Davis









Speaking recently at Bermuda College in Hamilton, noted film maker Spike Lee promoted the pursuit of educational excellence and criticized the work of some in the media for the destructive results of their work.


For more about his message,




and below

For More SPIKE LEE News







To Bill Cosby:

did YOU say
"Oops!" . . . ?


Read the transcript for yourself!






Ossie Davis -
"...and no one can fill his shoes!"

-- Dick Gregory









Jersey City senior aims to bring back famous voices of the past






Recent findings show alarming trends!





Why are Alcohol and Other Drugs Addictive?

What Is Addiction?
Help An Addict
By Finding Out Now!





Learn more about a
For the Drug Epidemic
With an 86 percent cure rate!

Looking for Answers?
They ARE Available!








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