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Category Archives: Feira Preta

The color of success: With companies moving millions of dollars, Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs overcome barriers and change the face of the game


Note from BW of Brazil: For many years Brazil has ignored its black population and promoted an image of a singular, monolithic type of market segment with singular tastes and … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

‘Ethnic Consumption’ heats up business among black entrepreneurs


Note from BW of Brazil: In the past few decades, a rise in black consciousness throughout Brazil has led to a number of black-oriented products and businesses. Within that period, … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

"The Power of the Black Woman" is the theme of the 11th edition of Feira Preta, Latin America’s largest black cultural event


Participants of Feira Preta 2011 Flyer for Feira Preta 2012: “The Power of the Black Woman” Feira Preta: The biggest expo of black fashion, hair, arts and crafts in Latin America … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Afro-Brazilian Fashion is featured in a debate and runway at the University of Brasília (UnB)


Does Afro-Brazilian fashion exist? This question will be answered in the debate Moda afrourbebrasileira do século XXI. Tradições e apropriações. Causa e efeito (Afrourbebrasileira Fashion of the 21st century. Traditions and appropriations. … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Release of Kultafro: Network of entrepreneurs supports initiatives that promote black culture in in São Paulo


The Funarte (Fundação Nacional de Artes – National Arts Foundation) will receive on September 19 the launch of Kultafro, a network of entrepreneurs, artists and producers of black culture in … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

São Paulo’s Feira Preta (Black Expo) has moved more than US$1.35 million and is the largest black cultural event in all of Brazil and Latin America


In search of identity, entrepreneurs embark on ethnic market and move R$2.7 million in São Paulo’s Feira Preta (Black Expo)   Adriana Barbosa, founder of Feira Preta   In 2001, … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Adriana Barbosa – Black, female, entrepreneur – Meet the founder of Feira Preta (Black Expo), the largest black cultural event in Brazil and all of Latin America


Ten years ago, Adriana Barbosa and a friend found a solution to being broke. The result being Feira Preta (Black Expo), one of the largest events of black culture in Latin America. … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment