Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Lula da Silva

No black power in a democracy – With no promises from any presidential candidate, Afro-Brazilians can only vote and hope for the best


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this should come as no surprise. Over a month ago we posted an article that showed that even with a black presidential candidate in … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Jesse Jackson meets with former president Lula, highlights the plight of black Brazilians and envisions Afro-Brazilian president


Note from BW of Brazil: Anticipation ran high with the arrival of long-time Civil/Human Rights activist Jesse Jackson to Brazil to participate in another of events in recognition of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Government income assistance program Bolsa Família completes 10 years and now helps its second generation


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the last year or so much has been written about Brazil’s surge onto the world stage, its rise to claim the sixth largest economy … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 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

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Once quoted as saying "It’s not racism when a black revolts against a white", Matilde Ribeiro runs for National Secretary of the Combat of Racism


Matilde Ribeiro is an accomplished woman. She holds a Ph.D in Social Service, was the Advisor for the Rights of Women in the City Hall of the city Santo Andre … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 1 Comment