John uses Linux on his computer because he’s too cool for apple or windows. The program is called Ubuntu. When he first started using it I looked it up and saw that it was an African word that means “I am, because we are.” The spiritual woo woo part of me was like yaasss I want to use this too now. (I don’t tho. I like windows lol) A second definition of the word is “human kindness.”
With everything going on right now I wish more people would learn the word Ubuntu and recognize the common thread running through all of us. We need to collectively look to the good within each of us and remember that we’re all human. We all deserve love, kindness and respect.
That said, I am really glad to share this with you. A bit of positivity that is much needed now (and forever). Have you heard of The Africa Channel? I’ll be honest and let you know I only recently found out about them, but the programming is in english so I have a few shows that look like they’re going to be good for a tv binge day.
Anywaaaay… The Africa Channel is launching the first annual Ubuntu Awards and YOU can nominate someone to win an award. Check out the details below. (the words below are not mine)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL LAUNCHES THE UBUNTU AWARDS
Inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, whose lifelong fight for peace, freedom and humanity, is the ultimate demonstration of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Awards celebrate organizations and individuals who exemplify Ubuntu, or ‘Human Kindness.”
Now you can nominate a person or organization that you believe demonstrates the true meaning of Ubuntu in three categories: Business & Innovation, Arts & Entertainment and Culture & Lifestyle.
To nominate this person or organization and honor them for creating a positive change in the world, just visit this website and complete the entry form: http://www.ubuntuawards.org
You can submit your nominations now through July 15. Three nominees will be selected in each category by The Africa Channel and a panel of experts/influencers in each field. The public will then cast votes to determine the winners. Finalists will be announced during TAC’s Ubuntu Week from July 18-24, with winners being announced on August 1.
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Narendra Reddy, the Executive Vice President of Content & Global Operations for The Africa Channel, explained the promotion as “The word Ubuntu comes from South Africa and is often translated as ‘humanity towards others’. The Ubuntu Awards provides an apropos way for The Africa Channel to celebrate the legacy of a true humanitarian, Nelson Mandela. It seeks to recognize those whose contributions are making a profound social impact by espousing the spirit of Ubuntu.”
The Africa Channel (http://theafricachannel.com ) is a showcase for the African continent’s most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analysis and cultural and historical programs. These travel, lifestyle and culture-oriented programs reflect the people of Africa, their incredible stories, their daily lives, their music and art, their successes, celebrations and challenges. The channel’s mission is to open up a daily window into modern African life and, in the process, help demystify Africa for American viewers. The Africa Channel is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately 10 million homes in the U.S. on cable systems such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox.
This is a sponsored post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by The Africa Channel’s Ubuntu Awards.