Black Women of Brazil

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New film, Raça (race), presents blacks as the central theme in the fight for racial equality and makes history in Brazilian cinema


Film produced by Joel Zito Araújo is in theaters all over Brazil. (See trailer, with English subtitles and a description at bottom of article) Please see the blog’s original coverage … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trajectory of the documentary “Raça” features three black personalities in the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The BW of Brazil blog has featured the work and opinions of filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo in a number of posts. He is the the most … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The under-representation of blacks in Brazil’s Congress


A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

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