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Barred from boarding a flight at the airport, Brazil’s first black woman filmmaker says: ‘It happened because I’m not white’


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, the whole situation that this woman went through seems totally unnecessary. In the past decade or so, I’ve read numerous stories of … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Go catch the next vine”: book ‘Black Executives: Racism and Diversity in the Business World’ reveals the racism that black executives face


Note from BW of Brazil: “Get an education”. “Get a good job”. “Be the best you can be”. These are some of the ideas people will share when the question … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

In Rio, black doctor is victim of racism: Patient with hypertension didn’t want to be ‘treated by a crioulo (nigger)’


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow, what a week! Just since last Thursday, we’ve had a report on the racist reaction of famous white couple adopting a child from Africa, … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

In a study, nearly half of black Brazilians say they have already suffered racial prejudice when catching a cab


Note from BW of Brazil: A common occurrence that would seem to be a joke is not a laughing matter. Back in July of 2015, the popular rapper Emicida opined that … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

November 20th, Day of Black Consciousness in Brazil: With political turn to the right, black activists see a threat of rolling back progress made in the past decade


Note from BW of Brazil: Today is the Day of Black Consciousness in Brazil, celebrated in hundreds of cities across the country. And while it remains an important symbol of … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 14 Comments

Twin daughters of Nigerian father and Brazilian mother, Tasha & Tracie Okereke represent ‘poor black girls from the ‘hood’; with new fashion movement, they show how to have swag on the cheap


Note from BW of Brazil: There is a common belief that says that people get extremely creative when they lack financial resources. Sometimes this creativity leads to illegal activities and … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

“A lawyer asked that his client be tried by a white judge and not by me”: Mylene Pereira Ramos is one of only 3 black judges of 508 in Regional Labor Court


Note from BW of Brazil: On this little blog there have been a number of articles that present Afro-Brazilians outside of the stereotypes that Brazilian society likes to associate with … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 1 Comment