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Isaiah 56:7, (6-8) 



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Honoring African Heritage

"We need to understand each other's culture.
When we don't understand we fear
and when we fear we begin to go our separate ways
and that divides us.
We need to honor diversity and each other."

-- Pastor Ron Robinson,
(1947 - 2000)
24-7 Community Church,
Newark, NJ, USA





African & African American
History & Heritage
Study Guide
for ALL of the families
of humanity




Parents, Students, Educators, Librarians,
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"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



"Say it Loud:
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- James Brown




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"I think misinformation is indeed
a weapon of mass destruction."

Gil Noble
(1932 - 2012)

Has joined our beloved & honorable ancestors.





"An Afternoon with Gil Noble"



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The Work of God cannot be destroyed
It shall go on forever.

West African Proverb
(See Ecclesiastes 3:14



"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ...."
(Hosea 4:6)



"Yes We CAN"
Has already been proven.
The only question is:
It IS time for change!"

If you truly want

Please read
II Chronicles 7:14
Hosea 4:6
(in their full context)
to learn
where it really starts.


The Editor

Urban Cartographer Online





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)




"Liberate the minds of men and ultimately
you will liberate the bodies of men."

- Marcus Garvey 




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                    "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

(Every Month Should Be!)

                    "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"

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Crises and Solutions,
Challenge and Response -


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On a planet
camel flatulence
away from

The time to heed
the message of
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
is long overdue !

Around the world we see dysfunctional households, domestic disputes, divided communities, international atrocities, acts of terrorism and genocide.

News reports constantly display reiterations of Jezebel and Ahab, Cain and Abel, Samson and Delilah as well as accounts of Hard Hearted Hannah and Hard Headed Homeboy.

People of the Planet

For the sake of
your posterity
and your posteriors,
Please Heed
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr's
Keys to Peace !

wins when
the prize




From the President of the United States:

A Timely & Timeless Message -

Lest We Forget -





Pope John Paul II
(1920 - 2005)




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








As an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense.

The weeklong holiday introduces its participants to the Seven Principles (that are translated from Swahili), which are: Umoja (Unity), Kuji-chagulia (Self-determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).

Learn more on the









Book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu/I>



A book that is well worth reading
that relates to today's world is
- A Vision of Hope for Our Time
by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.






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.

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

Adapted from "The Christopher Newsletter"

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The Editor's
"REFLECTIONS from an earlier time
ECHOES for today!"






A Universal Message
The Qur'an







The last campaign
in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
was on behalf of poor people.



Photograph Copyright © 1965
by Stan Daniels, Editor,
- all rights reserved.


All life is interrelated.
The agony of the poor impoverishes the rich;
the betterment of the poor enriches the rich.
We are inevitably our brother’s keeper
because we are our brother’s brother.
Whatever affects one directly affects all directly.

- Martin Luther King Jr.


History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.

- Martin Luther King Jr.


The problem is not the needy but the greedy!
- Rev. Herbert Daughtry
(on GBE with Imhotep Gary Byrd
- 25 December 2011)


Read your own Bible
and see what it says about the poor!


How we respond to the needs
of the family of humanity
is a measure of
our relationship with our Creator. -

(Matthew 25:31 - 46)!


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must be for
Human Beings
or else we shall remain
an endangered species.

Liberty and Justice for ALL!






The lynching of Trayvon Martin

America's Unfinished Business!






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" !




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Reprinted with permission



Thanks to irresponsible and greedy elements of the information and entertainment media, many people have an inaccurate and distorted picture of many of today's young people. Outstanding academic, artistic, humanitarian and athletic achievements and contributions by our youths are often ignored or buried deep in print and electronic news reports somewhere between the obituaries, department store sales and classified ads. Meanwhile aberrant (and often abhorrent) sensational acts by a few confused and misguided products of a society that has been unable and/or unwilling to properly educate them grab the banner headlines.



Public policies in many localities, disconcerted by this mentality, annually flush billions of dollars into feeble attempts to treat the effects (rather than deal with the causes) of our predictable and preventable tragic social failures. Meanwhile, in many families, religious, educational and social institutions and communities, the positive people quietly stayed focused on building and preparing for a better future. This publication is a record that resulted from the efforts of a few of them. It is the tip of an iceberg from a glacier of concerned people who are building for a better tomorrow.



The power, potential and influence of positive young people should never be underestimated. (Just think back to the Human Rights movement in the United States during the 1960's.) The achievements outlined on this Web site, and many of those with which it is linked, are a testimony of that fact.



The ball is now in YOUR court.






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

and the
Student Freedom Movement




                    "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"

Please Read More Here






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!”





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







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.






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


Recent Events Prove
The July 4th Words of
Frederick Douglass






How we respond to the needs of the family of humanity is a measure of
our relationship with our Creator. -

(Matthew 25:31 - 46)!










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A 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, roles have reversed. Creation has become your king, instead of you being the king, he said, because the very trees that I created for you, instead of you having dominion and authority over them, they are now dictating how your families look, how your friendships look, how your governments look, how your media and entertainment industry look, how your youth population looks, because, in fact, money is made from trees.

And the Bible says that the love of money, not money itself -- see, God didn't have a problem with leaving us riches and -- and wealth -- of -- of materials and resources. He doesn't have a problem with billionaires and millionaires.

In fact, God has left enough for everybody to be a billionaire, in fact. What he has problem with is our affinity to, our loyal to, our soul tied to money in such a way that the love has overtaken us, and now we have escalating divorce rates. And now we have people doing violent things in the street.

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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“Look Forward With Hope”

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Felix Mendelssohn)

Copyright © 2009
Stan Daniels, Editor,
Urban Cartographer Online
All Rights Reserved

No more a baby in a manger
No more hanging on a cross
When He returns don't be a stranger
For He sho' enough is the Boss

Folks from ev'ry nation rise
Shout in triumph through the skies
Hark you herald angels sing
Welcome back our coming King

Hark you herald angels sing
Welcome back our coming King

(Dedicated in grateful and loving memory of
Leslie A. Schmedes (1931 - 2013)
Carlos Errol Perkins (1927 - 2012)
Naomi Sumter (1931 - 2010)
Horace Irving Manley Jr. (1955 - 2010)
Donna Marie Daniels (1957 - 2010)
Ra'mon R. Quinones (1965 - 2010)
Shawn M. Carson (1965 - 2005)
Glenn D. Cunningham (1943 - 2004)
Ronald Robinson (1947 - 2000)
and all who have faithfully lived
and become an inspiration to others.)


Season's Greetings




“Where there is love there is life.”

--  Mohandas Ghandi


Stay connected, and in harmony, with our Creator

His Spirit will keep us United!


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