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Category Archives: The Color Purple

Vanessa Jackson sings Whitney Houston’s "Didn’t We Almost Have It All"


In dedication to the untimely passing of singer Whitney Houston, here is Vanessa Jackson (née Vanessa Moraes) singing her rendition of Whitney’s hit “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”. As I introduced … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Vanessa Jackson sings Whitney Houston’s "Didn’t We Almost Have It All"


In dedication to the untimely passing of singer Whitney Houston, here is Vanessa Jackson (née Vanessa Moraes) singing her rendition of Whitney’s hit “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”. As I introduced … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Brazilian production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple


For many years, black Brazilians have had a special affinity for black American history and culture. From the 60s and 70s Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, along with 70s … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Brazilian production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple


For many years, black Brazilians have had a special affinity for black American history and culture. From the 60s and 70s Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, along with 70s … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vanessa Jackson


As a young girl, Vanessa Moraes idolized the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, so when she started to sing, it seemed a natural decision to borrow the famous last name … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Vanessa Jackson


As a young girl, Vanessa Moraes idolized the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, so when she started to sing, it seemed a natural decision to borrow the famous last name … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Racial classification and terminology in Brazil


In Brazil, there five racial classifications on the official census: pardo, loosely meaning brown or mixed race, preto (black), branco (white), amarelo (Asian) and indio (Indian/Native). The term pardo can … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 6 Comments