Some of you might remember that last year we were over the moon when the wonderful folk at Kindle Project awarded us a Maker’s Muse Award. Well, you can imagine just how happy, and humbled, we are to share with you the great news: Kindle Project has renewed its support of Juice Rap News for another year in 2014, with a generous gift of US$14,000.
Although we now receive funds from RT for licensing monthly episodes to them, we still run this ship on a shoestring budget. So Kindle’s support really means a huge deal to us. Moreover, it comes as a gift – with no expectations or strings attached, deadlines, paper-work etc. It’s a rare thing these days to receive such unconditional support (unless of course you’re the Israeli Government or the CEO of Goldman Sachs in which case you’ll receive billions of dollars in US aid/bailouts no matter what…) It’s comforting to know that there are people out there like the Kindle kin, who are helping to fund, sustain and encourage projects like Rap News.
So, if you love Rap News, please join us in thanking Kindle Project for their generous support once again. And if you haven’t heard of Kindle Project, check out this video which gives a glimpse into their remarkable story. Also, take a walk through their site and see the MANY other inspiring projects Kindle supports.
We cannot end this short message without also thanking all of you out there for the support you give us, in all its various forms: your comments, emails, shares, likes, jokes, critiques, criticism, advice, translations and donations. Not only does all of this help us to sustain this journey; it reminds us that all the energy we put into making Rap News really means something to people out there.
One of the key motivations behind Rap News is to remind people they are not alone in holding onto a more sane perspective of the insane events unfolding around us in this human journey. The support we receive from you, and the Kindle Project kin, serves to return that favour.
With gratitude and respect,
Giordano & Hugo