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Category Archives: Benedita da Silva

2014 elections will feature color/race data of candidates; politicians fear a racial quota that would change profile of the Parliament


by Akemi Nitahara The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Superior Electoral Court) doesn’t have statistics about the number of blacks in Brazilian politics, neither elected politicians nor candidates. The difficulty in raising … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

While choice between two black women for vice-mayor is historic in Salvador, others argue that it is simply symbolic in a political power structure dominated by white males


Olivia Santana and Célia Sacramento: common history of struggle for social equality and racial affirmation by Kleyzer Seixas Regardless of the outcome at the polls on October 28, Salvador will … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Long time actress Neuza Borges suffers a stroke in Rio de Janeiro


Yesterday morning, long time actress NeuzaBorges, 70, was taken to Barra D’Or Hospital, on the west side of Rio de Janeiro where he is hospitalized after having suffered a stroke. … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Long time actress Neusa Borges suffers a stroke in Rio de Janeiro


Yesterday morning, long time actress Neusa Borges, 70, was taken to Barra D’Or Hospital, on the west side of Rio de Janeiro where he is hospitalized after having suffered a … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment