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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 · 1 Comment

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

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

Actors speak out – “Brazilian cinema is the most racist in the world”: Made with public money, blacks sponsor films of whites in which they are not included


Note from BW of Brazil: The secret is out, if it was ever, in fact, a secret. Black Brazilian artists, actors, directors, producers, etc. are basically frozen out of the … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

“Being preto (black) is no problem, but this hair?”: After giving interview about prejudice in universities, young black man receives racist attack in letter


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s funny to me that some people harbor this idea that they can have no problem with black people, even like black people but then … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · 4 Comments

Whitening, the loneliness of black women, black stereotypes: In book ‘O Tapete Voador’, writer Cristiane Sobral covers many facets of the drama of black people


Note from BW of Brazil: We must celebrate black Brazilian literature. We must fight and continue to be vocal about why these writers matter and that every Brazilian story cannot … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Black activists of federal university occupy dean’s office against ‘destruction’ of racial quota policy; should a white grandchild of a black grandparent be allowed access to affirmative action?


Note from BW of Brazil: So you see,  today’s story is really at the crux of the matter when one speaks of race and policies to improve the situation of … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 1 Comment