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  Young people were a major force in the Human Rights 

photograph copyright © 1964 by Stan Daniels,
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"Some Thoughts to Think Upon"

Copyright © 2007 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
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Young people are still a major force in the Human Rights movement. 

Urban Cartographer Online photograph
copyright © 2007 by Stan Daniels

(Just in case
you don't already know:)

Our young people are
neither "n's," "b's," nor "h's"
--- they are our future
and the vast majority of them
are not doing the "perp-walk"!


of our young people are




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"Some MORE Thoughts
to Think Upon"



The Editor remembers
the NAACP 50th Anniversary

"Stony the road we trod . . . "
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1959)


"Bitter the chastening rod . . . "
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1965)


More on the subject:


"Stamp Out
'Slave Mentality' "
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




"What About Us
If We Miss That Bus?"
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




Police - Community Relations:
An accurate gauge of the health of
Human Rights, Civil Rights, Freedom,
Justice and Equality in a locality.

Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




Find Out What It Means"
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




Do You Know
The "Secret" Of The Jews?
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




On the "Long Walk to Freedom"
if you annoy certain people
you must be doing something right.
In the course of history,
"Welcome to the Club."

You are now part of
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)

We Haven't Finished Yet!




"Who Cares
About the Kids?"
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




"(Johnny Can't Read,
& Sam Can't Count)
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




"While Night Sticks Pounded Heads . . .
Read This Reprint Now!
(Originally published in 1967)




May 17, 2014
10th Anniversary

of the
"Ghettoesburg Address"

To Bill Cosby:
did YOU say
"Oops!" . . . ?

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for yourself!

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by Richard J.  Watson


“  The 1960s brought about the most significant changes in my life than any other  period since. The many challenges of the times, that brought about real  growth, from teenager into manhood, will forever be cherished as my  “political birthing.” My introduction to the Civil Rights Movement via the  campaigns launched by the fierce leader of the Philadelphia NAACP, Cecil B.  Moore, connected me to a group of people who became “family” for all times.  The efforts for the integration of The Stephen Girard College for White Male  Orphans brought together many young people who, otherwise, may have never  crossed paths. We were known at that time (1965) as The Young Militants. We  saw ourselves as young men and women who believed in ourselves, and the  righteous causes that we supported.  We continue even today to embrace those moments, and to support each  other's dedication to the betterment of our communities. We go into schools,  mentor young people who do not have the benefits of the facts of history that  helped to open some of the doors that they have had a chance to walk through.  

And  most of all, to pay tribute and honor our sisters and brothers in the  struggle, who are no longer with us, our fallen heroes who should not go  unrecognized for what they endured in the form of mental and physical abuse  .The names of George Brower (Freedom George), Frank Haley (Freedom Frank),  Stanley Vaughn, Barry Dawson, sister Bertha Brown, Roy Arnold,  (Short-Shorts), Brother Zeke, Bro. Ulysses C. Grant, Bro. Reverend Dwight  Eisenhower Campbell, Bro. Robert Brazzwell, Bro. Malichia Robinson, Sis.  Birdie Palmer, Ms Susie Leacock and Mrs. Maude Robinson. There were many more  upon whose shoulder we now stand. These were the die-hards, who would give it  all, stop at nothing, to see the job through. In all kinds of weather, day  and night, they were on duty! If only they could witness today, the fruits of  their labors, they would be so relieved to know that they were all on the  right path. Freedom, Justice and total equality for all people is still the  struggle! We have come a long way, but we've got so much further to go. I can  recall, as if it were yesterday, times spent with each and every one of the  people I just mentioned. I can feel the presence of their contributions to  the cause. We must all continue to hold fast to the goals that we focused  upon over forty years ago, and to keep on keeping on. Our young people are in  serious need of true and proper guidance. Strength lies in the family! Family  is the root of the tree that will help us, African Americans, to flourish in  a forest of undergrowth and vines and fossils of petrified residue that  continues to thwart our development. Trust me, we are still not “out of the  woods” We do not have to prove anything as a people. We have demonstrated  time and time again that we are qualified, ready and able to get the job  done. All that remains is that we “walk the walk”-and not just talk the talk!

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Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael) of SNCC is at the microphone in the studios of WDAS radio in Philadelphia.
With him in the studio in a live broadcast of Joe Rainey's “Listening Post” program are Julian Bond of SNCC and Barry Dawson of the Young Militants.
Read more about these historic times on the WDAS History site.

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





WDAS History:

Keep the knowledge of our history alive
and share it with our posterity!

WDAS History:
One Radio Station's Role in the History of
the Human Rights and Peace Movements.

WDAS History

(With Photographs!)





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 a program Administrator's Guide


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 from the Basketball Teambook

"A Working Game Plan"

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 a Student & Administrator's Guide

"Power of Positive Youth"

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 a historical perspective

"Century 21 Countdown"

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 The Youth Crises

(Originally published in 1985)

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 a Powerpoint Presentation

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 a photo gallery

"ICA Sports
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When you don't know

(and/or when you reject)

Your own history and heritage:

Instead of

40 Acres and a Mule

You might just wind up with

40 Ounces and a Fool !!!



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Then They Came for Me
(A New Twist)

By Stephen Rohde, a constitutional lawyer and President of the ACLU of Southern California.
Adapted from the original by Rev. Martin Niemoller (1937).

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Muslim.

Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the certification of the Attorney General, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't an immigrant.

Then they came to eavesdrop on suspects consulting with their attorneys, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a suspect.

Then they came to prosecute non-citizens before secret military commissions, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a non-citizen.

Then they came to enter homes and offices for unannounced "sneak and peek" searches, and I didn't speak up because I had nothing to hide.

Then they came to reinstate Cointelpro and resume the infiltration and surveillance of domestic religious and political groups, and I didn't speak up because I had stopped participating in any groups.

Then they came for anyone who objected to government policy because it aided the terrorists and gave ammunition to America's enemies, and I didn't speak up because... I didn't speak up.

Then they came for me....... and by that time no one was left to speak up.

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Friday 01 October 2010

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If you
do not vote
don't complain!








The Editor was born a few months before Emmett Till (and nearly two decades years before Michael Jackson), during the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

He has lived through many momentous events in the struggle for Human Rights, peace and social justice around the world.

The Editor was richly blessed to have had a family that not only did not teach him to be a bigot, but also taught him how not to be a bigot!

"Back in the Day" (during the early sixties) the Editor even cast his vote for a Black President and a Black Vice-President when there were none on the ballot and he, therefore, had to write them both in.

A few days later he had a visit from some of the "Hoover people" (who were not trying to sell him a vacuum cleaner) which revealed how secret the ballot then really was.

The Editor's first appearance on coast-to-coast commercial television was on "Beat the Press" instead of "Meet the Press."

He has the utmost respect and gratitude for all those who have risked and often sacrificed their own lives in the struggle for Human Rights.

Many persons, some widely known publicly and most probably not, have had a very positive influence on those events and on the life of the Editor.

This "Reflections & Echoes" page recollects a few relevant memories from some "Mighty Times." 


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Remembering Our Heritage

The Editor speaks
at an African American History Celebration
in Newark, New Jersey (USA).

The Editor Speaks

Photographs by David Robinson
Assistant Pastor, 24-7 Community Church
(Grace Communion International), Newark, NJ



"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,
(Grace Communion International), Newark, NJ





There is a fact that is unknown and unrealized by most people in America today, because they have never learned or been taught it.

The first nation to recognize the independence of the United States of America during the American revolution was an African nation.

That nation is Morocco and just so happens to have a predominately Muslim population.

Relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States date back to December 20, 1777.

Then Morocco formally recognized the colonies as a unified sovereign nation during the earliest days of U.S. history.

Formal U.S. relations with Morocco date from 1787 when the United States Congress ratified a Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the two nations.

That treaty, though later renegotiated, is still in force and constitutes the longest unbroken treaty relationship in U.S. history.

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From the land where civilization began:

White House Photograph


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 [from a] 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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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" !





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)









A Universal Message from The Qur'an





YUSUFALI: The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.


PICKTHAL: The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy.


SHAKIR: The believers are but brethren, therefore make peace between your brethren and be careful of (your duty to) Allah that mercy may be had on you.






Y: O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).


P: O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware.


S: O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.







Y: Were We then weary with the first creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?


P: Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.


S: Were We then fatigued with the first creation? Yet are they in doubt with regard to a new creation.



Y: It was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.


P: We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.


S: And certainly We created man, and We know what his mind suggests to him, and We are nearer to him than his life-vein.







Y: "The Word changes not before Me, and I do not the least injustice to My Servants."


P: The sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a tyrant unto the slaves.


S: My word shall not be changed, nor am I in the least unjust to the servants.



Y: One Day We will ask Hell, "Art thou filled to the full?" It will say, "Are there any more (to come)?"


P: On the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?


S: On the day that We will say to hell: Are you filled up? And it will say: Are there any more?



Y: And the Garden will be brought nigh to the Righteous,- no more a thing distant.


P: And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer distant.


S: And the garden shall be brought near to those who guard (against evil), not far off:



Y: (A voice will say:) "This is what was promised for you,- for every one who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance, who kept (His Law),"


P: (And it is said): This is that which ye were promised. (It is) for every penitent and heedful one,


S: This is what you were promised, (it is) for every one who turns frequently (to Allah), keeps (His limits);



Y: "Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious Unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him):"


P: Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart.


S: Who fears the Beneficent Allah in secret and comes with a penitent heart:



Y: "Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!"


P: Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality.


S: Enter it in peace, that is the day of abiding.



Y: There will be for them therein all that they wish, and more besides in Our Presence.


P: There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.


S: They have therein what they wish and with Us is more yet.






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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




Traditionally the 
Barbershop was a positive institution in the Black community. 

Mrs Rosa Parks' husband, Raymond Parks, and the Editor's grandfather
were both from Alabama and both were professional barbers.
Urban Cartographer Online photograph of
Dan's Barbershop by Earl Daniels



“Yes We Can.
Yes We DID!”

“Let's Do It AGAIN!!!”




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

(Matthew 25:31 - 46)!



If you truly want

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



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