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Category Archives: Joaquim Barbosa

“Brazil is not ready for a black president”: Brazil’s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court speaks frankly about racism and other problems facing the country


Note from BW of Brazil: Back in the period between late 2008 and early 2009, when then Senator Barack Obama was elected and then assumed the post of the president … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

As preparation for 2016 Olympics continue, Brazil continues to deal with its slavery past


Facing up … the ethnic make-up of Brazil’s population has long been glossed over.  by Nicolas Bourcier Groundworks for the 2016 Olympics bring questions of ethnicity to the surface Just … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Joaquim Barbosa named first black man to lead Brazil’s Supreme Court


Barbosa’s rulings angered former President’s supporters The judge overseeing a major corruption trial in Brazil has been appointed president of the Supreme Court, the first black person to hold the … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 5 Comments

Brazil’s first and only black university graduates its first class of Law students


 Marilene de Mello is part of the first class of law graduates at Unipalmares  The student Marilene de Mello was chosen to take the vow of students in the graduation … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black Brazilians begin to fight back


Ivete Sacramento, who became Brazil’s first black president of a major university in 1998, said she’s saddened every day when she looks out the balcony of her upper middle-class apartment … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spike Lee: If you see Brazilian TV, you "will think that all Brazilians are blond with blue eyes"


Lee said that the film must be released before the 2014 World Cup Spike Lee interviews 30 Brazilian personalities for documentary   In his voyage to the country the filmmaker … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 10 Comments

Spike Lee arrives in Brazil and begins filming the documentary, "Go Brazil Go!"


Filmmaker Spike Lee in Brazil’s capital city of Brasília Filmmaker Spike Lee arrived in Brazil a few days ago (25th) to begin filming his documentary “Go Brazil Go!” and was met … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 3 Comments