Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Statute of Racial Equality

Afro-Brazilians make up 76% of population in three states and are the majority in 56.8% of Brazilian cities; racial inequality still persists


Photo: Núcleo de Estudos Afro-Brasileiros (Neab) Prejudice in relation to skin color is still a reality faced by blacks today. Anthropologist Maria de Lourdes Siqueira, who was born in Codó, a … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Number of Brazilians declaring themselves preta (black) increases to 16 million


“To be a black women is to be a warrior. It is to accept your blackness, appreciating your history and your roots. It is finding oneself pretty, even though they … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Militants protest for Afro-Brazilian and poor access to higher education in front of the president’s palace


On the morning of Wednesday, June 27, militants of the organization, Educafro, protested in front of the Palácio do Planalto, which is the official workplace of the Brazilian president. They … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Militants protest for Afro-Brazilian and poor access to higher education in front of the president’s palace


On the morning of Wednesday, June 27, militants of the organization, Educafro, protested in front of the Palácio do Planalto, which is the official workplace of the Brazilian president. They … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Young blacks have a new perspective for the future *


With the increasing number of affirmative policies, such as the creation of quotas for African descendants in public universities and the Statute of Racial Equality, the young black population has … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Young blacks have a new perspective for the future *


With the increasing number of affirmative policies, such as the creation of quotas for African descendants in public universities and the Statute of Racial Equality, the young black population has … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · Leave a comment