Summer camp for black children provokes outrage; parents angered by ‘exclusion of white children’: Why do these people never challenge white supremacy? — Black Women of Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s post we feature an excellent example of how racism and white supremacy is maintained in Brazil while citizens and leaders of the country insidiously proclaim the country to be a place where “we are all equal”. We’ve seen this type of incident before so it’s not particularly surprising but […]

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“Black people constructed the foundation for me to be here today,” says black medical student at the State University of Rio de Janeiro — Black Women of Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Black doctors and specifically black women doctors continue to be an extreme rarity in Brazil. Which is why people are often shocked when they meet one. When Brazilians run into black people in hospitals, it is usually assumed that they are either patients, relatives of patients or part of the […]

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Interview With Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

the white boys are making a mad grab for brasil again. a country with a majority african population
for that matter, nigeria is the only country in the world with more africans than brasil
interesting to see how this turns out but dilma is rather defiant and confident 🙂
while dilma seems pro-black and all, her actions in govt were not that different from the white boys trying to over throw her. she had one black person, a woman in her cabinet. ONE!

Look, I think that … it seems to me that this interim and illegitimate government will be very conservative from every aspect. One of which is the fact that it is a government of white men, without black people, in a country that, in the last census in 2010, and I think this is very important, more than 50 percent of the population self-identified as being of African origin. So, I think that not having any women or black people in the government shows a certain lack of care for the country you are governing. Continue reading “Interview With Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff”

Affirmative action students on how the university environment has broadened their understanding of what it means to be black — Black Women of Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past four years, we’ve delved into the importance of Affirmative Action polices in broadening access of black students to attaining university level education as well as reactions by the society at large in relation to these policies and their results. What we’ve seen is that that part of […]

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Black college students launch phone application for afro-entrepreneurs

Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another example of a rising creativity in the world of Afro-oriented entrepreneurs! It’s quite amazing and inspiring to see the innovations and strides being made …

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