Can YOU recognize them? 



Photograph  copyright ©  2001

by Stan Daniels, Editor,

Urban Cartographer Online







The Message of Violence and Killing in the Music

Enough Is Enough






 So the Black people all over are wondering how Bush got re Elected

and they are crying like babies well lets look at this





There is a record that is being played all the time, all over, all day, in the

inner Cities where there is a plight of Killings, shooting people with a Gun a

community where there is no jobs, no business that puts the money it makes back

into the community, and where the people is always crying, and today they are

still crying, and that record is New York.... With the rapper Ja Rule and other

rappers can you tell me how can we allow this record to be played and send the

message that the record is sending ---100 Guns and 100 Clips, rapping about

shooting people,  with AK47s, Beating people up Selling Cocaine, Disrespecting

the Black woman,( somebody's mother) and the Teenage Daughter.

We hear no out cry from the parents, the community, the political leaders,  the

youth, and others about this record and then we ask the question and are steamed

up about Bush winning again we have to Stand for something


The people said, that they voted on moral issues this 2004 election and we see

the results, but in our community we need to pay more attention what's going on

around us, and start listening to the words of songs and if we find them

offensive then we need to say something advocate for more positive lyrics and

stop buying these records, stop supporting these rappers, stop listening to



I think that with all the many family members who have lost a love one to Guns/

Violence all over in Boston, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, D.C.,  North Carolina,

South Carolina, California, and I can go on this record is very Hurtful not to mention damaging,

and it sounds like to me they are trying to fuel something and

increase the numbers of Deaths with their message in the community, instead of

building up the community I could be wrong....


There is a great need for positive messages in our community and we have to

start a rallying cry and address the issues of Guns & Violence in Our Community

check out our web site www.enoughisenoughcoalition.com

Minister Thomas Ellis





KKK Unmasked - Krack, Kocaine, Killer


© 1986, 1996, 1998 Interclub Coaches Association
Reprinted with permission.





An Updated Report

The 21st Century KKK

( - Rev. Vernon Williams)

Signs of the times - 21st Century.

"Welcome to Urban America" 

1974 Illustration courtesy of
Rob Lawlor, Philadelphia Daily News,
Interclub Coaches Association & Intercity Sports Review Online

Reprinted with permission.

Since most of the material on this page was originally published -
The following May 2011 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report reveals:

Gun Crime Among 10-19 Year Olds
Higher Than Any Other Age Group in the USA!

More firearm homicides were carried out by 10 to 19 year old Americans in metropolitan areas than all the other ages, the MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) report issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has revealed.

The firearm homicide rate in the USA compared to other developed nations is alarming.

Firearm homicide rates per 100,000 people:
USA - 4.2
which is
5 times the rate of Italy which is 0.81
10 times the rate of Canada which is 0.4
12 times the rate of Finland which is 0.35
17 times the rate of Australia which is 0.24
20 times the rate of France which is .21
28 times the rate of England/Wales which is 0.15
70 times the rate of Scotland which is 0.06
and 210 times the rate of Japan which is 0.02


Please Read More Here

With the complete report Here






The time is long overdue for

Responsibility In Free Speech! 


 Responsibility in Free Speech


Copyright © 2004 by Stan Daniels, Editor,

Urban Cartographer Online 


The damages and toll of deaths and injuries inflicted on the populations of many nations by the words and actions of irresponsible public figures (masquerading as celebrities, entertainers and athletes) is on a scale matching that of such natural disasters as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and volcanoes. A disproportionate share of pain and suffering is hurled upon the very young and the aged - those least able to handle it.

The Editor recently received an urgent plea for help from an educator in Africa seeking "materials, methodologies and [other] information to change the learning culture and environment" in a nation that once was famous for its educational excellence. Today, its educators are challenged by students who express the attitude "my parents didn't have it so I don't need it," and cry out for help to solve a "problem [that] is bigger than a simple lack of education." (Does anything sound familiar?)

People want constructive solutions and answers to the problems plaguing society today. 

This has been shown conclusively by the response to our survey of readers of the transcript of the speech that Dr. Bill Cosby gave on May 17, 2004 in Washington, DC. 

Minister Thomas Ellis and the Enough Is Enough Coalition for several years have been in the forefront of community service by presenting positive responses to contemporary challenges.

They must be doing something right. They have incurred the wrath of some critics putting them in some good company (That good company includes Martin Luther King, Malcolm X Shabazz, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.)

The minister and his colleagues have been following the examples shown in such Scriptures as  Matthew 9:36, Matthew 14:14, Mark 6:34, Ezekiel 18:31 and Ezekiel  33:11.

Meanwhile, the letter to the editor of a regional newspaper reprinted below, and broadcast over at least one major radio station that has a worldwide listening audience, shows how much more educational work is needed.

It confirms the validity of Proverbs 17:28 and merits the responses advised in Proverbs 26:4 and Proverbs 26:5





The Star-Ledger

Page 14

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Letter to the Editor



"Take the offensive


Thomas Ellis of Newark's Enough Is Enough Coalition and his partners against violence had better do more than just march if they are to rid their communities of the evil element that has a deadly stranglehold on them. The time for reasoning and rapping with this societal scourge has passed. The time for drastic action is now! Desperate times call for desperate measures! To allow such a situation to advance to this degree of danger is lunacy. The gang mentality rules the streets of America and has reached epidemic proportions. Our survival is threatened by this lawless element, and law enforcement authorities and the public had better shift into an attack mode and prepare for an all-out fight to the finish with this 'evil empire' that surrounds us. The first step in waging this citizen campaign is to identify, isolate, neutralize and eliminate the enemy! Let the battle begin!"



-- Joseph P. Doherty, Elizabeth, NJ 








Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

25 February 1967

Los Angeles, California, USA





"The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

How much longer must we play at deadly war games before we heed the plaintive pleas of the unnumbered dead and maimed of past wars?

Why can't we at long last grow up, and take off our blindfolds, chart new courses, put our hands to the rudder and set sail for the distant destination, the port city of peace?"



Please follow the link below to read 


Dr Martin Luther King Jr's


"Keys to Peace!"









The Minister Responds

(to the critical letter reprinted above)


The Star-Ledger

Friday, December 31, 2004


Letter to the Editor


Violence is no answer


Contrary to reader Joseph Doherty ("Take the offensive," Dec. 28), violence begets violence.

It would not be wise to become vigilantes in the name of stopping violence. As founder and president of the Enough Is Enough Coalition and a victim of gun violence -- I was shot multiple times in a robbery attempt on New Year's Eve 1997 and left for dead in the street -- I will always think before I act.

Our organization and its partners understand that you don't solve violence with violence. "Identify, isolate, neutralize and eliminate the enemy" is not our mission. We are not the military, just concerned citizens and advocates for peace and a safer community.

Desperate times call for education, prevention, awareness and raising consciousness about gun violence. Boston, Atlanta, NewYork City, Columbine, Jonesboro, Paduka, Kansas City, Camden, Elizabeth -- all these places and more have been affected by guns and violence.

Doherty should take a look at the difference the Enough Is Enough Coalition has made and the lives we have touched.


Visit us at www.enoughisenoughcoalition.com.


-- Thomas Ellis, Newark.NJ









"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







(A related item!)


 Remarks by Mayor Martin O'Malley

 Honoring the Dawson Family
at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

 October 24, 2002

 Remarks by Mayor Martin O'Malley








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It's Time For







Rev. Al Sharpton:
" 'Reach up' to stem violence"
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More updates are coming soon.








A refreshing breath of fresh air!

It comes from a time
when music meant civility
and the message of most songs was
depraved indifference to human life.

"Motown in Love
Lyrics from the Golden Era"
Edited by Herb Jordan, Jr

Here at last:
all the words to 119 great songs
from the golden era,
when the Motown sound dominated the charts
and had a positive influence many other labels. 









 James Brown
(1933 - 2006)


James Brown Speaks
About Today's Songs

"I firmly believe that Black music should never be 'dirty.'
And if you think about it, how could it be, unless someone . . . was allowing it?"

Read More Here








Dear Children of God:




"If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain; if I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I loose pestilence against My people, when My people, who bear My name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My favor and turn from their evil ways, I will hear in My heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land."

Kethuvim - II Chronicles 7.13-14

Tanakh - The Holy Scriptures

The New JPS Translation - According to the Traditional Hebrew Text




WHEN     will     humanity     finally     say     "NO"     to     the    insanity     and     wickedness     of     hatred,     violence,     warfare     and     terrorism ?       

Still Overlooked by far too many people today -

"When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit. Which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr's
"Keys to Peace!"






Scriptural References

(cited in article above)


Matthew 9:36  (AV)

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.


Matthew 14:14  (AV)

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.


Mark 6:34  (AV)

And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.


Ezekiel 18:31  (AV)

Cast away from you all your transgressions, wherein ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?


Ezekiel 33:11  (AV)

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, O house of Israel?


Ezekiel 18:31   (JPS)

Cast away from you all your transgressions, wherein ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?


Ezekiel 33:11  (JPS)

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, O House of Israel!


Proverbs 17:28 (AV)

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.


Proverbs 26:4  (AV)

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.


Proverbs 26:5  (AV)

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.


Proverbs 17:28 (JPS)

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed as a man of understanding.


Proverbs 26:4 (JPS)

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.


Proverbs 26:5  (JPS)

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.














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(More than 7 years later!)



More than seven years have passed since the historic
"Ghettoesburg Address."
While some have attempted to
clarify the questions and issues raised,
and critics have written and sold their books,
Dr Bill Cosby has, "on his own dime"
(at his own expense), carried his message to the people
who concern him most.

Bill Cosby's actions
speak as loudly as his words 

Read more about it
for yourself!









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.

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