Black Women of Brazil

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Day of Black Consciousness 2012: photos of festivities in cities throughout Brazil


November 20this said to be the day that the great Palmares quilombo (maroon society of runaway slaves) leader, Zumbi, was killed in 1695. In 1971 a group of militants and researchers in … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sharylaine Sil, pioneering MC of Brazilian women’s rap returns with new video and album project


Sharylaine Sil is a pioneer of Brazilian women’s rap. It was she who put together the first all-female group formed in 1986, called Rap Girls. Sharylaine participated in compilation Coletânea … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Attorney denounces taxpayer for racism in Campinas


According to the victim, the man said that ‘blacks are good for nothing.’ Crime is non-bailable, there may be a fine and penalty is up to five years in prison. … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

The "negão" and the fetishization of interracial sex in Brazil


How do stereotypes, perceptions and expectations influence how men and women interact with each other when they are of different races or ethnic backgrounds? In the racialized world in which … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

The "negão" and the fetishization of interracial sex in Brazil


How do stereotypes, perceptions and expectations influence how men and women interact with each other when they are of different races or ethnic backgrounds? In the racialized world in which … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1


Brazilian Model Sacramento on the cover of a special edition of Top magazine featuring only black models In the 21st century, relationships and sexuality that intersect with the topic of … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1


Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1 In the 21st century, relationships and sexuality that intersect with the topic of race continue to … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 4 Comments