Friday, October 04, 2013

25yrs ago I decided to attend HPC. It was High Point COLLEGE at the time. Now it is the highly acclaimed High Point University. 20yrs ago I graduated from HPU. My classmates and I were the FIRST to hold the University title. We attended college but came out university graduates. I am significantly proud of that accomplishment. When I entered I had no expectation to graduate...I was there to be a hurdler. If you know my story, you know that I lived up to that status. A hurdler. Over the years I have acquired several titles and statuses. But the one I cherish the most this weekend is Graduate. As my fellow classmates, other HPU graduates from different years and current students (my niece) celebrate their accomplishment I hope they understand that life is good...I hope they understand that life can be one way one day and completely different the next. I stand in that locale of 'different the next day'. While my education and training prepared me to not only be a productive citizen of the world I also have become a symbol of an American Nightmare. Again if you know my story, you know my current life positioning. I thank High Point University for helping me to become a man, a steward of humanity, a lover of internationalism, a reader & writer, a conservative value holder, a lover of classical and aged jazz music, a world class hurdler, a non-racist, a seeker of religious truth, a critical thinker and a father. So my, HPU Alumni, toast for me...pour out a little Mad Dog 20/20 on my behalf in my absence from celebrating those 20 years (absent as a result of the Nightmare)...most importantly do not take your education for granted. It was well worth the my case 5 years. Panther PRIDE. No regrets!!

Muata Nowe

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Yes...He was Black people. He was black. Stop pretending like you are not aware that black people are capable of mass shootings...violent gunman rampages. If we kill each other at the rate that we do in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and other so called urban hubs we are definitely capable of blasting up a navy yard...or is there a 'reason' that I am missing for blacks killing each other like we are in a war. Note how the black blogs/media sites are NOT all over this story. If anything, the black media/writers/commentators NEED to start another dialogue pertaining to Aaron Alexis's mental state.

Muata Nowe

Thursday, May 30, 2013

For years now I have been particularly concerned about the fast deterioration of moral fortitude which is one of the numerous reasons why I answered my Calling to preach; and later rebuked it. 

The decay is ever-present within today’s generation of tech savvy Smartphone carrying men and women who lack the ability to speak properly, dress with a level of respect that honors their families, behave with dignity, count the correct change without a cash register, and tell time with an analog clock, not digital. 

Generation after generation there has been a desired probability of Life getting better. After the Civil Rights Movement there was a huge expectation for a dawn of a new and better day, not only for African Americans but for all the people who found themselves under the heel of Western discrimination and domination. Better in the sense of humans choosing to make decisions that do not negate humanity’s purpose. 

The Change has not come. Day after day…newscast after newscast we are relentlessly and indiscriminately polluted by the efforts of an irresponsible news media with atrocities that defines and legitimizes our unwillingness to live by traditions that exalt morality. 

Just this past week an African maniac with a British accent boldly claimed Allah instructed him to take a life. 

What makes a man use a vehicle as a weapon to run over another man? What makes God’s supreme creation stab, cut, and decapitate another human being? The excuse the devilishly misguided man prefaced in his Jihadist Old Testament scripture laced rant is terrorism e.g. Matthew 5:38-48. 

I agree the actions of these two demented men caused and promote terror. But, why is terrorism the reason proclaimed for the evil-intent that wrongfully subsists in the hearts of God’s Creations? Why…? 

Is this really an incident triggered by a need to impose lex talionis? 

Some will give credence to mental illness…others will remind us that Man has always been violent and prone to malevolent behavior. If this is the case, why are we living? What is the purpose of getting up each day knowing that Man is a voided soul that uses popular justifications for his shortage of morals? 

Ultimately, the sad reality is that someone will flippantly categorize decayed human acts and behavior as,
 ‘This is just the way it is, Muata.’

Really…? Is this what I have to look forward to as I get older? If so, I am prepared to die today – I and wholeheartedly primed to take my life…eliminate myself from this lawless arroyo. Even in our desperation to defeat…Purge our demons, humans once again will in-motion picture promote Man’s self-induced demise:

And, what about my children? How do I explain to them that God created Man and Woman, but allows Man and Woman to emotionally and physically choke the Life out of each other? 

Should I tell them that Man has made his bed…deathbed? How should I expound on the insightful inquisitives of a child? When should I inform my children that it appears Living will be riddled with disappointment and horrible tragedy? How will I impart bravery (like displayed in the photograph below) in the Face of Death?

What should my response be to my child who will eventually look up at me and ask, 
‘Daddy, why are humans so cruel to each other?’ 

My response will be short: 

‘Man…Male has destroyed human creation. God has nothing to do with the misfortune that occurs in this world. Man is the reason for the ongoing self-destruction. You live a life that’s divinely expected, and then hope and pray the ‘reasons’ for wicked irrational behavior is not blamed on a tough childhood. And finally, please believe in the Power of Decision. Despite what others my say and believe, Decision is what you have before any negative action.’

Muata Nowe

Sunday, April 28, 2013

In Response to: 

Hey, White Liberals: A Word On The Boston Bombings, The Suffering Of White Children, And The Erosion of Empathy by Mia McKenzie 

I am of the belief that a large number of white people care. Many of them have served with me in the Peace Corps, worked by my side with the AmeriCorps, and other reputable humanitarian organizations. Sadly, our (black people) very own are not on the front lines in ACCEPTABLE numbers serving and helping domestically; and definitely in LIMITED numbers internationally.

I don't believe that these white liberals "ignore" the deaths of black people/children all together. The media does. The media reports what is going to gain viewership…make them MONEY! Unfortunately, a death of a black teenage male killed by ANOTHER black teenage male is NOT the sense the trendy flat screen televisions in America - and tube television sets around the world will be tuned-in. That's not news…SMH, that's an EVERYDAY occurrence in the hoods black Americans have formalized as HOODS. Besides, the killing is a black-on-black what! Blacks are notorious for killing each other…

A good alternative to combat or reverse what the media continues to do to " ignore us" to control ‘our’ news. Blacks in America do not have ONE televised media production outlet that is DEDICATED to black news! Not why scream and complain when blacks are IGNORING themselves? Blacks are a Forgotten People and they are forgotten by a Psychological Defeated Black People...

I am of the belief that WE (black America) need to stop wanting and needing the concern from White America about our self-induced ills and defeat-able plights (a many black people have overcome TREMENDOUS odds and have avoided hypertension, mental illness, and other stressors that have roots in White domination). 

African Americans are the ONLY group on the face of this earth that refuse to organize and nationalize for the betterment of their community. Why is that? Because we spend too much damn time Wanting and Needing White America to care about us. Stop whining, and man/woman up to the Expectation of the Black Ancestors! 

Frankly, it is absurd to desire the compassion of white people considering a black boy was probably killed yesterday by another black boy over a minor disagreement.
Our 'needs' are so damn disgusting...

Now, should blacks care when a white community is terrorized by crazed gunman or bomber? I can't speak for others and I cannot say what we need to do in the collective - but one thing is for sure I am emotionally affected when LIFE is taking senselessly. I am beyond my former grudge...hatred of white people. So far from that because I learned very early on in my adult life at High Point University to hate and be void of a worldwide compassion/empathy is to be Defeated...Dead.

Muata Nowe