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Category Archives: Michael Jackson

Mundinha Araújo: Founder of the Center of Black Culture in northeastern Brazil explains how Angela Davis and the Jackson 5 influenced her to wear her natural hair in the 1970s


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of hair is a topic that is often discussed here on the blog. As Brazil has always been and continues to be dominated … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spike Lee will spend Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia; director there filming more scenes for his documentary Go, Brazil, Go!


 President of the bloco afro Olodum, João Jorge (left) and director Spike Lee  Continuing our coverage on filmmaker Spike Lee’s upcoming documentary Go Brazil Go, our friends over at the Correio Nagô website contributed the material for this … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 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

The meaning of Whitney Houston and the obstruction of a black female pop superstar in Brazil


Whitney Houston (1963-2012) With the recent passing of pop music superstar Whitney Houston, radio stations have been playing Houston’s hits around the clock, as is customary when a well-known artist … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Pepê and Neném


Sister duo Pepê and Neném Potiara de Oliveira and Potiguara de Oliveira, identical twin sisters, are a Brazilian music duo from Rio de Janeiro professionally known as Pepê e Neném. The … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Glória Maria


A long-time, well-respected journalist, she is the closest thing to Oprah that Brazil has ever produced (in regards to black women). She was the first black female journalist to ever … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Glória Maria


A long-time, well-respected journalist, she is the closest thing to Oprah that Brazil has ever produced (in regards to black women). She was the first black female journalist to ever … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment