WELCOME TO 2019!! Hard to believe (as always) but yet another year has come and gone. And here at the BW of Brazil blog, we have a lot to celebrate. It was another great year as the numbers continue to show that there is a global interest in what’s going on in Brazil from the perspective of race. In 2018, I came to know a great list of people who were interested in my work here, including university professors, authors, Ph.D candidates, filmmakers and radio hosts. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to 2019! But before I move on, as I usually do, I want to re-cap the top new stories of the last year. I say new stories because every year, posts from previous years continue to rack up impressive numbers. As such, the Top Ten stories of 2018 include on material that was published between January 1st and December 31st of 2018. The stories were varied, from the exciting and inspiring, to the shocking and sad. All stories that provide insight into what it means to be black in a country like Brazil. So whether you would like to remember the release of a blockbuster, international film with a mostly black cast, mourn the loss of a rising political figure whose murder galvanized activists worldwide, or you just want to remember the stories that prove how Brazil treats and envisions its black citizens, there’s a little here for many interests. And also remember, these stories are just the Top Ten. Since November of 2011, BW of Brazil has published thousands of stories that provide a glimpse into the existing racial politics of Latin America’s largest country. So be sure to check out the vast archive of material and stay tuned as we continue to keep you updated in 2019. And as always, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!