Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Célia Sacramento

402 reported cases of racism in Carnaval of Salvador, Bahia, an 80% black city. Deputy mayor: "Salvador is indeed a racist city"


  Although Carnaval is generally looked upon as a time of joy, revelry and celebration, as this site and key black activists have pointed out, what  happens  during  Carnaval is  simply  a  representation … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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