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15-year old black teen goes back to school after watching ‘Black Panther’; after dropping out, young man had been surviving shining shoes in a Rio train station


Note from BW of Brazil: The Marvel film Black Panther has become a worldwide phenomenon, grossing over a US$1 billion just weeks after its release. And Brazil has surely been one … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

Young woman who raised funds to take 210 black children to see ‘Black Panther’ was censured by Facebook for ‘reverse racism’; black Brazilians create other social community to avoid ‘haters’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s really intriguing to see the things goin’ down in Brazil connected to the release of the film Black Panther (Pantera Negra). Afro-Brazilians have been … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · 3 Comments

Do voices have color? Controversy arises after activists discover that vast majority of voice overdub actors of ‘Black Panther’ film are white


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s amazing how many intriguing developments and details are coming out, all connected to the release of the blockbuster film Black Panther (Pantera Negra) in … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

What does Brazil have to do with Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ film? An actress, a waterfall, martial arts and one of Brazilian cinema’s most popular films


Note from BW of Brazil: So it goes without saying that Marvel’s Black Panther film has been a huge success in Brazil, particularly with the country’s black community. Black Brazilians … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Fists up!! Members of Afro-Brazilian intellectual debate group fill mall movie theater to watch Black Panther; pride, cheers and emotion symbolize the whole night


Note from BW of Brazil: After all of the hype and anticipation of the premier of the Marvel film Black Panther in São Paulo, I’m left wondering as to which … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 4 Comments

“Black Panther” arrives in Brazil, shows the possible side of cinema: “We want to see stories with black heroes & heroines, characters breaking stereotypes”


Note from BW of Brazil: The wait is finally over! For more than a week now, I watched people share photos, trailers and comments about the debut Marvel’s Black Panther film. Needless, … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

For the Day of the Black Woman of Latin America and the Caribbean, poet Débora Garcia to release video “Pretas Panteras” (Black Panthers)” in honor of black leaders such as Angela Davis and Tereza de Benguela


Note from BW of Brazil: Poet Débora Garcia’s timing is right on point! The poet recently recorded a video for her song “Panteras Pretas”, meaning ‘black panthers’, or more specifically, black … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Talking to the black community: Black women finding a “place of speaking” to discuss issues with other sistas on the internet, radio and YouTube


Black women finding a place of speaking to discuss issues of black women on the internet, radio and YouTube “I don’t want to know of another in our speaking place. … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

The 1835 Revolt of the Malês: The Legacy of the black Muslims that rebelled in Bahia 53 years before the abolition of slavery


Note from BW of Brazil: Many years ago when I began to learn about the struggle of Afro-Brazilians to achieve equality in a Brazilian society that treated them as second class … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Brazilian couple (Kenia Maria and Érico Brás) is among the most influential blacks in the world for the second time


Note from BW of Brazil: For the second year in a row, a Brazilian couple is on the MIPAD list of Most Influential People of African Descent. Last year, arguably the most … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Too light to portray a dark-skinned woman? After controversy, singer Fabiana Cozza renounces role as legendary Dona Ivone Lara in a musical


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a follow up report on the controversy surrounding the choice of singer Fabiana Cozza to portray a very important singer/songwriter in the world … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

The new faces of blackness: Other forms of approaching the racial question in Brazil are gaining strength, and its results can already be felt in the fight against inequality


Note from BW of Brazil: New times, new tactics, new faces. I’m never one to place too much value in reports that come out of the mainstream media, even when … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

A black woman super-hero? Bahian producer creates heroine ‘Punho Negro’ (Black Fist) webseries to deal with prejudice


Note from BW of Brazil: Alright, alright, so I’ve been meaning to feature this piece for some time now. I’ve been reading reviews about this YouTube series for several weeks … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment