Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been nearly a week since President Dilma Rousseff was suspended for a period that could last up to 180 days while it is decided … Continue reading
Suspended President Dilma criticizes lack of blacks and women in interim president’s cabinet; her own second term had only one black minister!
Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes you really have to wonder if people actually think before they speak or if they simply say things that sound good. However, analyzing today’s … Continue reading
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
A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading
First black woman elected councilor in city of Guarapuava wants to work for the "the redemption of the dignity of black people"
Nerci Aparecida Guiné In her evaluation, her accomplishment is the result of 30 years of work dedicated to the Guarapuava community. Nerci Aparecida Guiné is the first black woman to be elected councilor in the … Continue reading