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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 · 1 Comment

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

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 · Leave a comment

Director Jeferson De debuts his film “Correndo atrás” at Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; with cast made up of almost all blacks actors, movie details the difficulty of being a poor, black man in Brazilian society

Note from BW of Brazil: Of course by now, everyone knows about the blockbuster American film with the nearly all-black cast that’s breaking all sorts of box office records. I’m … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

It IS a black thing! Black November! Black Brazilians flip a racist comment by presenting 25 historical personalities in the Month of Black Consciousness

Note from BW of Brazil: A racist statement made by a well-known television journalist became the subject of two recent posts here at BW of Brazil. But as November is … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

On the 52nd anniversary of his death, rappers discuss the importance of Malcolm X to Brazilian Hip Hop

Note from BW of Brazil: Last week, on February 21st, millions around the world commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the legendary human/civil rights activist Malcolm X. And while the iconic … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, films video for his song “Black Woman” with cast of Afro-Brazilian women in Rio and Porto Alegre

Note from BW of Brazil: In a post from November of 2013, BW of Brazil presented an article about an homage to the late, great Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Brazilian old school/new school singers, rappers, DJs & dancers remake ‘70s funk classic “Mandamentos Black” for release of Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: I guess you could say this under-appreciated period in Brazilian Popular Music is one of my favorites (see here, here and here)! Not only did … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

How the military dictatorship persecuted black militants in the 1970s; the objective was avoiding the US Civil Rights Movement from reaching Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Many people who have expressed interest in the Afro-Brazilian struggle for equality have naturally made comparisons to a similar struggle of African-Americans in the United … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 1 Comment