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In its 10th edition, the Troféu Raça Negra, Brazil’s Essence Awards, honors Bernice King, daughter of MLK and Afro-Brazilians who shined in 2012


Troféu Raça Negra 2012 winners Cacau Protásio, Jean Paulo Campos, Renato Sorriso, Carlinhos Brown, Glória Maria and Bernice King  MLK Tribute at 2012 Troféu Raça Negra  On Monday night, November 19th, the … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Camila Pitanga on people questioning her blackness: "It’s as violent as if I was barred from a restaurant or a hotel because of my color."


  Having captured the hearts of millions of Brazilians with her portrayals of several memorable characters in Brazil’s ever popular novelas, Camila Pitanga has earned her wings as a top … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · 15 Comments

Benedita da Silva


Benedita da Silva is the ultimate example of overcoming adversity in life to success. Having faced poverty and prejudice due to her race and her humble beginnings, da Silva is … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Benedita da Silva


Benedita da Silva is the ultimate example of overcoming adversity in life to success. Having faced poverty and prejudice due to her race and her humble beginnings, da Silva is … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · Leave a comment