This was a wonderful interview for many reasons. Not only was it positively constructive, but we covered a lot of ground here from recent events to what is lacking in our world on the individual level. We talked about everything from the education system, mainstream media propaganda and the ways in which they manipulate their viewers using divide and rule, race relations, and purposeful engineered victimization of the population.
Not only did we discuss the problems, but we discussed the solutions, which is a rare discussion to be had these days. It is for that reason that this is undoubtably one of my favorite interviews.
I have known Rashad for years and have always known him to be a most kind, patient, intelligent, committed, and compassionate man. He quickly became one of my most influential friends and one that I have cherished for over a decade.
I first met Rashad when I was in my late 20’s. At that time, my life was a chaotic mess. There were times when I would see Rashad so often that seeking his council became a part of my routine. In a sea of madness, Rashad was a pillar of stability.
Rashad would offer advice to me, ever the uncouth youthful individual that I was at that time, and always in a passive and unassuming way. You could feel his heartfelt intention, his genuineness was palpable; his smile one of warmth and friendliness.
So, as one can plainly see, I have a lot of love and respect for the guy!
Rashad has undertaken a most noble effort that is, quite honestly, a reflection of the man that he is. When he first explained his idea for the M.O.R.R.E. Institute, I really felt that he was on to something. His intention was to address the deficiencies in the education system, deficiencies that often leave young adults without the proper knowledge and experience needed for life itself:
M.O.R.R.E. Institute provides a Means of Redeeming and Revolutionizing Education for students of all ages. Established in 2019, M.O.R.R.E. Institute is recognized by the Texas Office of the Secretary of State as a Domestic Nonprofit Organization.
This organization fosters entrepreneurial and educational innovation through utilization of curricula in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as vocational training, professional development, mental health, and collegiate preparatory studies.
The organization’s objectives are five-fold:
1. To provide instruction and Professional Development Units (PDU’s) for educators.
2. To provide facilities, equipment, and other resources to dually prepare students for a career and to be conscientious citizens of the world.
3. To provide opportunities for students and educators to meet the needs of their respective communities.
4. To prepare students for a career and be self-sustained.
5. To sponsor, host, and/or participate in events and activities that promote individual and community development.
Dr. Randall Nozawa and myself believe fully in what the M.O.R.R.E. Institute seeks to accomplish and we will be working with Rashad to contribute our time and energy to advancing their goals. You can learn more about the M.O.R.R.E. Institute at learnmorre.org!