Brazil

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...

Brazilian Production of ‘The Lion King’ Sought Black Actors, but Finalists Are Spray Tanned Whites

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I don’t mean to beat a Brazilian Horse, but it looks like our neighbors to the south are at it again. On the heels of an article we shared this week about Globo TV airing a show about a white woman who “becomes” black by...

Wait, What? On Brazilian TV, White Woman Goes ‘Undercover’ as a Black Woman to Fulfill Her Fantasy–Have Sex With A Black Man

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While I was poking around my favorite film blog, Shadow & Act, I ran across a story about a Brazilian TV show that ran a special end of the world episode involving a white woman “becoming” a black woman to live out her dream of...

Brazil Appoints First Black Judge to Head the Supreme Court

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Judge Joaquim Barbos just became Brazil’s first black judge to preside over the country’s high court. The 58-year-old was nominated by his fellow justices, and rose through the ranks after being born into a poor family and overcoming tough odds. Judge Barbos joined the Supreme...