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Righteous Indignation!




Editor's Note:
Another "Wake-up Call"!

Copyright © 2007 - 2011 by Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online 

(Please read Psalm 4:4, Ephesians 4:26 - 27
and 2 Chronicles 7:14.)

The United States of America has now become the home of the "Grateful Dead" and far too many ungrateful living.

Arrogantly excluding hundreds of millions of fellow inhabitants of the hemisphere, in greedy pursuit of material gain with depraved indifference to human life, misguided persons hypocritically defile the name "America" around the planet.

We now see a land of sagging breeches, collapsing bridges and media manipulated people who are as clueless as a barefoot man is shoeless.

In a state of extreme spiritual depravity, many cannot (or will not) "connect the dots" and see the relationship between the "money trail" and the "bunny's tail."

Decades before the present media and entertainment fueled "ball of confusion," there were clear warnings of impending danger from many people.


Among them Malcolm X issued many clear wake up calls and Martin Luther King, Jr repeatedly challenged people to think. Both urged constructive action.

The renowned call-out from Malcolm X rings just as true today as when he first proclaimed it: "You've been hoodwinked. You've been had. You've been took. You've been led astray . . . You've been bamboozled!"

This was long before the "Ghetto Dogs" (howling, scowling, growling and prowling), and other walking and talking weapons of mass destruction and suicidal havoc were unleashed on many unsuspecting communities and families.

Ossie Davis, the world famous and respected actor and his wife and acting partner, Ruby Dee, helped to open doors and widen horizons for Black people on stage and screen.

They fought zealously for Human Rights from Washington to Hollywood.
Ossie Davis gave the Eulogy for Malcolm X.

When the couple was honored at the Kennedy Center in December, 2004, Ossie Davis stated: "We knew that every time we got a job and every time we were onstage, America was looking to make judgments about all black folks on the basis of how you looked, how you sounded, how you carried yourself. So any role you had was a role that was involved in the struggle for black identification. You couldn't escape it."

Artists and entertainers have had a major impact on societies throughout history.

Whether the influence was positive or negative depended on the message being proclaimed.






"From Auction Block to Hip Hop"

From Auction Block to Hip Hop asks how far will one Hip Hop mogul go selling stereotypes of Black, Latina and Asian women of color in his chase for the almighty dollar.
Read More Here







"Some Thoughts to Think Upon"

Copyright © 2007 - 2011 by Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online 

(Please read 1 John 4:18 -21,
2 Timothy 1:7
and James 1:16 -27)

Civility, hospitality and respect for human life (and even for the lives of the God's creatures in nature) were once major hallmarks of the Black community.

Generosity and a voracious appetite for education were trademark characteristics that then could be as closely associated with most Black people as the "golden arches" now are with McDonald's restaurants.

Empowered by the spirituality and vision of people of faith, the movement for Human Rights that sprung from the African American community has spread around the globe.

Walls of madness, greed and bigotry that divide members of the human family from other children of God are being torn down.

The impact has spread from Birmingham and Montgomery to Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing.

In the tradition of the ancestors, strong values and decency have been clearly articulated by the modern Human Rights movement.

An outstanding example is the message proclaimed by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr at the first mass meeting (5 December 1955) during the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

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

- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(in 1963.)

"If you call your brother a n - - - - - ,
that's how you're going to treat him"

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Read More Here







Always Remember!

Copyright © 2007 - 2011 by Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online 

Adolph Hitler used musicians and artists to help mobilize millions of his followers into heinous acts of genocide and mass murder.

He and the Nazis effectively used the communications media to sway the population to move in the directions they wanted.

On the other hand, art and entertainment media can be powerful forces for liberation, education and human progress.

Many artists and entertainers supported the freedom movement for Human Rights during the Mighty Times portrayed in the documentary movie about the legacy of Rosa Parks.

There was a message (that still resounds) in and from the community that clearly demanded
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T !"

"Back in the 'Day',"

Before education became a "white thang."

Photograph copyright © 1964 - 2011 by Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online 

Perhaps an updated sign could read

"My mother's not a 'B'

My sister's not a 'ho'

Please don't step with that to me

And you'll stay up off the 'flo'"

From WASH Your Dirty Laundry!
© 2005 - 2011 by Stan Daniels, Editor,
Urban Cartographer Online


"The nonsense must cease,

Respect for my niece -

'No Justice, No Peace!'"






Nearly three years before
the world famous
Bill Cosby Speech
of May 17, 2004

Minister Louis Farrakhan
Challenged the Hip Hop community
to Accept the Responsibilities
of Leadership

at the Hip Hop Summit
in June of 2001!

More recently,
the "Beloved Minister":
Again Calls for Sanity.

Minister Farrakhan holds intimate conversation
with industry artists and executives
The true value of hip-hop.

In addition,
More Concerned Leaders
and Activists Call for Change.

Ministers & Communities Challenge
industry artists and executives
"It's time for responsibility!"








New York City rapper releases video that brings the truth about Hip-Hop into schools
and, talks to 6th and 7th graders about the lies of popular rappers, their lyrics,
and the negative influence of the music they listen to.

Read More Here




It's Time for Decency!

Urban Cartographer Online
Photograph by Stan Daniels



July 16, 2007
Mr. Bill Geddie
Executive Producer
The View
320 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Dear Mr. Geddie:
I challenge Barbara Walters and you, the producers of the View, as well as Elizabeth Hasselbeck to explain your blatant distortion of the facts that National Action Network and I have been inconsistent in attacking people on the N word, the B word, and the H word. I can only assume that you did not bother to research your statement or are intentionally trying to miscast our work. For the record in my 2003 book Al on America I dedicated a whole chapter to Hip-Hop, condemning Hip-Hop artists for using those exact three words.
Secondly, I convened the first Hip-Hop summit taking a very public stance that was widely covered in the media both nationally and locally. Thirdly, I picketed the movie Barbershop for desecrating Rosa Parks, a position that was covered by ABC Networks and many others. Fourthly, I have written numerous op-ed pieces for the New York Daily News and others about the N word and how Blacks must stop using it. Fifth, on my syndicated show which is broadcast in 40 markets and that I tape from the ABC studios, I have had hip hop artists on and debated them and condemned them as late a week ago. Sixth, I appeared recently on Oprah Winfrey's show opposing the Hip-Hop artists as Russell Simmons and others sat in the audience having to defend themselves against our position which was also carried by ABC. Seventh, at our recent NAN national convention that was widely covered by all newspapers, we withdrew an award for L.A. Reid, a Black music executive because he had co-authored songs with the “Ho” word, and we had a public forum on the words with hundreds of Black kids and formed a Decency Initiative to follow up with Blacks and others that use the terms N, B and H. Eighth, the Decency Initiative and I led a march of hundreds outside of the four major companies on May 3, calling upon on them to remove those words from their artists, most of them Black. Ninth, the Decency Initiative and I went into Detroit holding the same public forum in late May. Tenth, the Decency Initiative marched upon Viacom, the owners of BET, and even addressed their stockholders on this issue. Eleventh, the Decency Initiative and I have called for a 20-city vigil across the country outside of music and black radio stations to protest the use of the N word B word and H word. To say that we should include Heineken in our protests may be so though we were not aware of this situation because the terms N, B and H are not in the Heineken commercial as it was in the language of's Roboho statement and Imus's Nappy Headed Ho statement so it wasn't as obvious. But to distort the fact that we don't go after Blacks is something to be corrected and you should be more responsible. The Decency Initiative has been so effective that on ABC's Good Morning America on June 18th, the Ferticks a set of quadruplets praised the work that the Initiative has done and announced nationally that they are members.
I expect to hear from you soon,
Reverend Al Sharpton


The Decency Initiative is active nationwide and has staged rallies in more than 20 cities.
Please Read More.




Reverend Al Sharpton's
National Action Network
is one of the leading Human Rights
and social justice organizations
in the nation.

Learn more on the
National Action Network
Web site









Jail House!









Press Releases >>




New York, NY (Tuesday, September 4, 2007) --Black Enterprise Magazine held their 14th annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Miami over the Labor Day Weekend and headlining the sold out event was comedian Eddie Griffin who got on stage to a sold-out audience and repeatedly used the "N" word while saying: "Why are some black leaders telling us to stop using the N word?" Suddenly the microphone failed and Earl Graves, owner and publisher of Black Enterprise, came on stage with the plug in his hand and said: "We at Black Enterprise will not allow our culture to go backwards.
Black Enterprise stands for decency, black culture and dignity and we will pay Mr. Griffin all that we owe him but we will not allow him to finish the show if that’s the way he’s going to talk." The entire crowd gave Mr. Graves a standing ovation.
Rev. Al Sharpton preached at the event the following day and applauded Mr. Graves for his strong stance on behalf of Black people and expressed gratitude that the nation’s preeminent magazine for African-Americans stands behind the efforts of National Action Network in getting rid of the "N" word.

In continuation of his efforts to clean up the entertainment industry and get rid of racism and misogyny, this Wednesday, Rev. Al Sharpton’s in-studio guest will be legendary hip-hop artist Master P who was humble enough to recognize he was once part of the problem and decided to become part of the Solution by Taking a Stand.
Master P/Romeo(Miller Boyz) are releasing the 1st Father/Son Positive Street Rap album 'Hip Hop History' on Sept 4 in all Wal-Mart stores.
Master P credits Rev. Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey for convincing him that he needed to clean up his act.
Media is welcome to attend the live in-studio interview this Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 2:30 p.m. ABC Studios – 125 West End Avenue @ 65th. Media that would like to attend must submit names in advance.

Since April, the Decency Initiative, in collaboration with thousands of activists across the nation, has demanded that the music recording industry eliminate the use of the offensive words "nigga," "bitch," and "ho" in all recordings.
No other ethnic group is subjected to denigration for profit by the music industry and the Decency Initiative has continued to demand a universal standard of respect, particularly for all women and African Americans.



National Action Network
Press Releases









"Godfather's" Deathbed Plea:
"Rev. Al, Clean Up Rap"

Sharpton Leads NYC Rally
On James Brown's Birthday

Rev Al Sharpton - National Action Network
Read More Here

Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network
is one of the leading Human Rights and social justice organizations
in the nation.

Learn more on the
National Action Network Web site





"Here at last!
Here at last!

Thank God Almighty,
It is Here At Last!"





"Sounds Of Blackness"

"Kings & Queens:
Message Music
From The Movement"

Read more on the

In Loving Memory of Our Honorable Ancestors
Sounds Of Blackness Web site







As the
"JENA 6"
Case receives more public scrutiny,
perhaps it is time to take another look at
Some Louisiana Local Area Coverage!

Freedom fighters are outraged by Human Rights violations
As the outrage grows

you can add your support and
sign the petition


& to keep up with New Developments

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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Reflections of Then and Now"

An icon of the Human Rights movement gives some helpful insight worth considering today.
An Interview with
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth


"Is Bill Cosby Right?"

Journalist Juan Williams offers a bold critique:
There's a crisis in the community, and all of us (especially the church) have a role to play in healing the damage.
Christianity Today Interview
with Edward Gilbreath






"I, for one, believe that if you give people a thorough understanding
of what confronts them
and the basic causes that produce it,
they'll create their own program,
and when the people create a program,
you get action."
-Malcolm X


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

"We must work on . . . attacking the causes and healing the effects."
-Martin Luther King Jr.




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