Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Afro Brazilians

The Legacy of African Peoples: Afro-Brazilians push for the redemption of African History and the recognition of African contributions to humanity


Note from BW of Brazil: Over a number of decades, an awakening has been taking place among African descendants around the world. Since the time we were stolen from the … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The best student in the classroom can kill”?: Ministry of Transportion removes racist campaign ad featuring a black male; organization takes legal action


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of race, Brazil and yet another controversy. Why would I be surprised? I’ve been covering just on this blog for more than five … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

What? She’s not naked??? Why the ‘new Globeleza’ commercial is an advance for the representation of black women in Brazil and what it says about activism


Note from BW of Brazil: Really? Already? I guess I’m not the only one who was caught by surprise by the new, annual Globeleza TV commercial that’s been on the … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Meet 12 YouTubers who are empowering black Brazilian women on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta admit it. YouTube has opened up a flood of opportunities for common, everyday people that simply weren’t possible just over a decade ago. … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people


Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Classic book ‘The genocide of the black Brazilian’ by Abdias do Nascimento re-released: originally released in 1978, title was activist’s attempt to expose the myth of ‘racial democracy’ outside of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: In a brief bio I published several weeks ago, I described how I happened to get into studies of the situation of Afro-Brazilians. It is … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Culture silences racism: Black artists are gaining visibility and occupying spaces in institutions that previously ignored them


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, in reality, I would have to disagree with the title chosen for today’s post. Cultural practices and exhibits may be ways of responding to … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment