Ikora is working to create ubuntu.buzz a community that builds us, not the other way around.
Ubuntu.buzz is a new instance of mastodon created and maintained by a black femme. We reclaim and value the meaning of the word Ubuntu by applying its principles in our online community.
Ubuntu is a Bantu word that reflects the idea that we exist in context and as a reflection of our community. The person we are today is shaped by our interactions with others. It means we rise and fall together.
The spirit of Ubuntu can be best described by someone who grew up with Ubuntu in their lives. This writing provides insight from a West African perspective.
The creator of this site acknowledges that they are a child of the middle passage and also a product of the war machine called “The United States”. You are welcome to join as they continue to unlearn and unpack white supremacist oppressive patterns.