Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Afro-Brazilian History

Researcher associates black female samba singers with the struggles of black women’s movements


Note from BW of Brazil: The history of the Brazil’s national music, samba, is in many ways very representative of the history of representation and resistance of the Afro-Brazilian population. … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery


Cultural icon, singer/dancer/actor Tony Tornado acted as Master of Ceremonies  Here are more photos from the Cavalera sponsored tribute to ’70s American TV music program, Soul Train. See the story, … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery 2


Here are more photos from the 2014 São Paulo Fashion Week tribute to ’70s American TV music program Soul Train. See the story, two videos and more photos here and here.

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maria Beatriz Nascimento (1942-1995): Intellectual militant of the Movimento Negro, poet and historian of quilombos, Brazil’s runaway slave societies


Maria Beatriz Nascimento (1942 – 1995) “Being black is facing a history of almost five hundred years of resistance to pain, physical and moral suffering, the feeling of not existing, the … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

November: The Month of Black Consciousness in Brazil. Video of Afro-Brazilian historical figures


Today is the first day of November, which is recognized as the Month of Black Consciousness in Brazil. November 20th is the national Day of Black Consciousness. As such, watch … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

After students lament the absence of Afro-Brazilians in school curriculum, cultural center initiates "Ethnic-Racial Relations" course


Whenever teachers mention the participation of blacks in Brazilian history and culture, Luana Manoel Borges Garcia, 11, a 5th grade student, feels uncomfortable. “My professors mention me when discussing slavery or … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 1 Comment