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Category Archives: Glória Maria

Adriana Bombom wants to be the “Brazilian Oprah Winfrey” but is this even possible in Brazil’s Eurocentric media?


Note from BW of Brazil: What woman wouldn’t want to trade places with the American media mogul Oprah Winfrey? The presence of a black woman in such high media profile … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Student of Brazil’s Federal District Public school system accuses teacher of racism; student was called ‘neguinho’


A 17-year old second year high school student at Centro Educacional IV, in Sobradinho II in the administrative region of Brazil’s capital city recently accused a philosophy teacher of racism.“In … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Black (negro) or African descendant (afrodescendente)? What’s in a term? Three well-known Brazilians weigh in on which term they prefer to define themselves


When speaking of racial classification or identity in Brazil, things can get quite complex. On the one hand, various reports have proclaimed Brazil to have the largest black or African descendant largest population … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

In its 10th edition, the Troféu Raça Negra, Brazil’s Essence Awards, honors Bernice King, daughter of MLK and Afro-Brazilians who shined in 2012


Troféu Raça Negra 2012 winners Cacau Protásio, Jean Paulo Campos, Renato Sorriso, Carlinhos Brown, Glória Maria and Bernice King  MLK Tribute at 2012 Troféu Raça Negra  On Monday night, November 19th, the … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Glória Maria: First black woman journalist to work for Brazil’s top TV network


Glória Maria was one of the first profiles ever posted on this blog. On November 19 of 2011, this was the short bio we posted about her: “A long-time, well-respected journalist, she … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 3 Comments