Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Unipalmares

2013 Troféu Raça Negra awards an international event as it honors achievements of Africans, Brazilians and Americans in the struggle for racial equality

Note from BW of Brazil: The 2013 Troféu Raça Negra (Black Race Trophy), which took place last Sunday (November 17th) was a truly international event as it honored various contributors … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

In operation since 2004 and with an 87% black student body, Brazil’s only black college begins to expand

By Carolina Giovanelli A feeling of uneasiness used to come upon José Vicente, 56, of São Paulo, when visited theaters and restaurants in the city. “I’m used to people giving me the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

In its 10th edition, the Troféu Raça Negra, Brazil’s Essence Awards, honors Bernice King, daughter of MLK and Afro-Brazilians who shined in 2012

Troféu Raça Negra 2012 winners Cacau Protásio, Jean Paulo Campos, Renato Sorriso, Carlinhos Brown, Glória Maria and Bernice King  MLK Tribute at 2012 Troféu Raça Negra  On Monday night, November 19th, the … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

In northeast Brazil, overwhelmingly white private school students protest against Brazil’s quota law

Private school students in the state of Sergipe march against affirmative action On the afternoon of Saturday, September 22, in the capital of Sergipe (northeastern Brazil) between the upper crust … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazil’s first and only black university graduates its first class of Law students

 Marilene de Mello is part of the first class of law graduates at Unipalmares  The student Marilene de Mello was chosen to take the vow of students in the graduation … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Taís Araújo, a beautiful woman of many firsts!

Taís Araújo is an award-winning model, television host and actress of film and television. She is perhaps the most visible black woman in the Brazilian entertainment industry. Her accomplishments represent … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · 1 Comment