Brazil

Brazil’s First Dark Skin Globeleza Carnival Queen Was Stripped of Her Title Because She Was ‘Too Black’

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Brazil may be home to the largest population of people of African descent outside of Africa but that doesn’t mean it isn’t rife was racism. Like most of South America, beauty standards favor fair skin and long, straight blonde hair, something many in Brazil work hard to...

Brazil Is Putting Racists on Blast By Putting Their Racist Messages on Billboards Near Their Homes

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Racists in Brazil may want to think twice before posting racist messages on Facebook. Because their racist posts may end up on a billboard right by their home. “Virtual racism, real consequences,” is a new campaign and it’s using the location on people’s Facebook posts...

After Being Called a ‘Gorilla’ By Facebook Trolls, Afro-Brazilian Actress Taís Araújo Had The Best Comeback Ever

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Taís Araújo is Brazil’s most popular Black actress, and she’s absolutely stunning. While more than half of the South American nation’s population can trace their ancestry back to Africa, Araújo became the first Black actress to star in a primetime Brazilian telenovela in 1996. Since then,...

Brazil’s President Wants Mandatory Racial Quota for Government Jobs

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Although Brazil’s population is made up of about 100 million black people, more than in any nation except Nigeria, the Afro-Brazilians are still the most underrepresented.  Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, attempted to strides when it came to providing racial equality for Afro-Brazilians,...

Black Brazilians Take to the Streets for “Revolt of the Turbans”

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Brazil’s massive demonstrations have been streaming across news outlets for the last week. Since the protests began, millions of Brazilians have taken to the streets to object to their government’s massive spending in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic games,...

Brazil Forgives Most of Africa’s $900 Million Debt

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The Brazilian government is forgiving or restructuring Africa’s almost $900 million debt in an effort to strengthen economic ties between Brazil and the African continent. Twelve countries will benefit from the decision, including Tanzania, Zambia and Congo-Brazzaville. Trade between Africa and Brazil has increased in...