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Meet Rachel Maia, CEO Of Pandora Brasil – The Third Largest...

AFRICANGLOBE - Reading an article this month I had a pleasant surprise. The CEO of Pandora in Brazil is not a professional who came from outside the country. She’s from here. And more: a woman. What’s more: a Black woman. Rachel Maia, 44, has a degree in Accounting, postgraduate from USP, with courses at Harvard and had already worked eight years at Tiffany.

The Imprisoned Woman In Brazil Is Young, Black And With Low...

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil is quickly increasing its stake in a “prison planet”. This is one conclusion that one could come if we take a quick glance and the reports and numbers. The numbers also paint a grim future for the poor Black population. According to one May 2015 report, of Brazil’s 720,000 prisoners (1), 70% are Black, young and poor while 80% of the victims of homicides are Black and poor.

Brazil: Police Operation ‘Black Machine III’ Gun Down Two More Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - “Wanderson was going to buy bread for his 4-year old son. Suddenly, a Civil (Police) helicopter came down. He and the minor were frightened and ran into a house that has a bakery. The police didn’t even ask if he was a worker. They came in shooting in cowardice. They executed my brother. It wasn’t a stray bullet, it was a homicide,”

‘I Was Supposed To Be Dead’, Says Young Man After Being...

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s a sad reality in Brazil. If you’re a Black male and you’re stopped by Military Police, all you can do is hope for the best as too many stories have shown, the outcome can be tragic. Today’s situation is simply the latest in this history.

Reflections On Brazilian Racism: The Return Of The Ghosts That Were...

AFRICANGLOBE - For the greater part of the 20th century, Brazil was able to pass by unscathed whenever the discussion of worldwide racism would come up, even passing itself off a “racial democracy” (1). But Brazil was not the only country that managed to sneak under radar of racist countries. While the world focused on countries such the United States and South Africa, racial discrimination and human rights violations for the most part went unnoticed in Cuba, Australia and India.

For The First Time, The Number Of Black Entrepreneurs Has Surpassed...

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time, the number of Black entrepreneurs has surpassed that of whites in Brazil. Research by Sebrae (1) points out that between 2002 and 2012, the percentage of micro and small entrepreneurs who declared themselves pretos (Blacks) or pardos(browns) rose from 44% to 50%.

Police Killing Of 10-Year-Old Sparks Protests In Brazil

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil’s military police Tuesday announced that eight of its officers have been relieved from active duty as the result of an investigation into the fatal shooting of Eduardo de Jesus Ferreira, a 10-year-old boy who was gunned down at the entrance to his home in the Rio de Janeiro favela (shantytown) of Alemao.

Disgraceful! Brazilian TV Program Satirizes The Sale Of Slaves Using White...

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil’s top TV network Globo broadcasts a comedy program Tá no Ar, meaning ‘it’s on the air’, that recently aired a skit in which it satirized the sale of Black slaves in a satirical skit using the Brazilian retail store Casas Bahia as the backdrop. Casas Bahia could be translated as ‘Bahia houses’, referring to the northeastern state of Bahia that has the country's largest Black population.

Brazil: Teaching Children The Beauty Of Blackness And African Culture

AFRICANGLOBE - Racism in Brazil is the perfect crime. The pervasive sentiments of anti-blackness was spread so well over the centuries that direct racism by the white population is not even necessary anymore as it is so deeply ingrained in the Black population that Black people themselves have accepted and help to spread this ideology.

Colorism – Another Weapon In The Arsenal Of White Supremacy

AFRICANGLOBE - Colorism* or pigmentocracy is discrimination by skin color and is very common in countries that suffered European colonization and in post-slaveholding countries. In a simplified way, the term means that the more pigmented a person, the more exclusion and discrimination that person will suffer. Contrary to racism, which is based on the identification of the subject as belonging to a certain race to exercise discrimination, colorism is oriented only on the person’s skin color.

The Genocide Continues! Brazil’s Military Police Kill 15 Black Men In...

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s shameful, sickening and saddening how often this news of police assassinations of Afro-Brazilian males comes out of Brazil. We’ve long called it genocide as has Amnesty International as there appears to be a clear agenda to decrease the Black male population with lethal force. How else can you explain the horrendous numbers of police murders that clearly has a preference for skin color?

“This Is A Hold Up! All White People Give Up Your...

AFRICANGLOBE - Well here’s an intriguing piece of news. Along with all of the other stories about how the question of race plays out in Brazil, the next time someone tells you “Brazilians don’t see race the same way as_______”, show them this report! This is not a note to condone assaults or violence of any sort, it simply shows that some (if not most) people make a clear distinction between who they believe to be the “haves” and the “have nots”. 

What Is Brazil Really Doing In Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil's foreign policy elite like to talk up their political solidarity and cultural affinity with Africa. In the past decade, Africa became one of Brazil´s fastest growing trade partners. Brazilian trade to the continent expanded from $4.3 billion in 2000 to $28.5 billion in 2013. But what is really driving Brazilian engagement in the region?

“Ferguson Is Nowhere In Brazil But I Wish It Was!”

AFRICANGLOBE - In the United States, a young Black man is killed by the police and it creates a violent crisis in American society, affecting the Obama government itself. Everything burns! In Brazil young Blacks are killed in bulk every day.

Brazil: Number Of Black College Students Grew 230% Over The Last...

AFRICANGLOBE - More than half of the population self-declared itself negra, preta or parda in the census conducted by the IBGE in 2010. But only 26 out of 100 students from the country’s universities are Black. Although still far smaller, the access of Black people to higher education increased 232% between 2000 and 2010.

The White Man’s Illness

AFRICANGLOBE - The terrible legacy of racism for white people, expressed in branquitude as the affirmation of a supposed superiority over these Black people, is a socio-economic privilege and imagery that transforms, equally, into a precarious self-concept, dependent upon discrimination against Black men and women, and on a collective level, configure itself as an oligarchic defense of interests that excludes from democratic processes a significant portion of the population, that “washes its hands” in regards to certain social injustices.
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