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Rio public prosecutor condemns teacher for act of racism on beach; she called blacks & mulattoes a ‘sub-race’ that shouldn’t be on beach – says she isn’t racist

Note from BW of Brazil: This case is so very Brazilian. I say this based on so many past incidents of the sort. So that you can get an understanding … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

Brazilian women’s clothing brand provokes outrage after releasing a collection depicting slavery in the print; image presents black slave serving a white woman

Note from BW of Brazil: After learning about this latest racial faux pa in a Brazilian store, I came to the conclusion that there are several possibilities as to why … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Military Police kill black teenagers who had already surrendered with their hands up; police threaten life of a victim’s mother and warn not to speak to press

Note from BW of Brazil: In an unrelated previous post from earlier today, I stated that readers should note that “just because it isn’t always covered here, it doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

24-year old black Economics student shot and killed by police; neighborhood protest is violently repressed by Military Police with tear gas and rubber bullets

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since this blog published a report about the murder of an innocent black man by Brazil’s brutal Military Police. But just … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Behind the cameras: black directors emerge on Brazilian audiovisual scene – With recent coup, filmmakers fear restriction of black production funding

The Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of a ‘Cinema Negro’ or Black Cinema emerging in Brazil has been an idea that has been gaining support as well as talented … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Singer Carmen Silva dies at age 71 of cardiac arrest; artist’s career spanned nearly four decades

Note from BW of Brazil: Among other hobbies of mine, crate digging for old music albums is one of my favorite pastimes. And needless to say, Brazilian music is a … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

In state beauty competition, black model files suit after hearing leaked message in which she was called ‘negrinha’; believes she was discarded due to skin color

Note from BW of Brazil: Of course in case such as this, it’s always a mistake to jump to any quick conclusions without more precise information, but even so, this … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment