In Brazil, we speak “Pretoguês” (black Portuguese): Lélia Gonzalez and Afro-Brazilian Portuguese as a political act of resistance
Note from BW of Brazil: As many of us have come to learn, language is yet another weapon that European colonizers have used over the centuries as a means to … Continue reading
Writers, entertainers, activists, students and journalists: 14 black Brazilian women talk about how racism affects their lives
Note from BW of Brazil: Racism is nothing new in Brazil. But as I have stated in previous articles on this blog, what IS different is the collective Afro-Brazilian voice … Continue reading
Note from BW of Brazil: The question of racism is a topic that we frequently approach on this blog and for a number of reasons. 1) Many people outside of … Continue reading
African heritage is a target of indifference in Brazil: Cais do Valongo was the largest slave port in Brazil but revitalization project lacks investment
Note from BW of Brazil: If one wants to know how Africa is seen in a country like Brazil there are numerous hints to analyze. We can look at how … Continue reading
For centuries Europeans exploited Africa and its people and in Brazil the situation remains the same – Could it be that it’s racism?
Note from BW of Brazil: With certainty, the majority of the world’s people don’t truly know the history of Africa and its people. Due to the media, influenced by racist … Continue reading
Note from BW of Brazil: For Afro-Brazilian activists, the black population of Brazil is considered the combination of persons who identify themselves as pretos (blacks) and pardos (brown), which together … Continue reading
November is the Month of Black Consciousness, but where are the black heroes in the history of Brazil?
Note from BW of Brazil: As another Month of Black Consciousness winds down in Brazil, we must as always approach a very fundamental question: Where are the black heroes in … Continue reading