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Joyce Fernandes, popularly known as Preta Rara, (Black Rare) a one-time house maid, is now a rising Rap and entertainment star i

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Joyce Fernandes, popularly known as Preta Rara, (Black Rare) a one-time house maid, is now a rising Rap and entertainment star in Brazil who is sparking...

A border conflict between Guyana and Venezuela has gotten worse with the recent detention of two Guyanese fishing vessels and th

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A border conflict between Guyana and Venezuela has gotten worse with the recent detention of two Guyanese fishing vessels and their crew--and now CARICOM and its...

 victim lived in conditions similar to slavery for more than 38 years.

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Madelana Gordiano reportedly lived as a slave in Brazil for more than 38 years before being recently rescued.

A 46-year-old Black Brazilian woman was rescued from a...

Black Brazilians are embraced in a struggle of resistance against institutional systemic state racism, like Black people in Amer

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Black Brazilians are embraced in a struggle of resistance against institutional systemic state racism, like Black people in America and Europe.

A dozen people are...

Brazilian police recommended Friday that prosecutors charge six people over the killing of a Black man, Joao Alberto Silveira Fr

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Brazilian police recommended Friday that prosecutors charge six people over the killing of a Black man, Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, beaten by security guards at a...

Emily Victoria Moreira dos Santos and Rebeca Beatriz Rodrigues Santos, cousins aged four and seven, were killed on Friday night

The shooting of two young Black girls – who had between them enjoyed fewer than 11 years of life – has sparked outrage in Brazil and intensified the debate over police violence and structural...

She was revolutionary

Ms. Franco. Photo: Midia Ninja, Wikimedia Commons....

Brazilians outraged by the death of a Black man after being beaten by supermarket security guards have been protesting in major

Brazilians outraged by the death of a Black man after being beaten by supermarket security guards have been protesting in major cities across the country, chanting a phrase familiar to Americans...

40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas repeatedly being punched in the face and head by a security guard while he is b

Protests have lasted for three days outside the Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre after the security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.

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“When she was murdered, the Black women’s movement dealt with this collective trauma by turning it into institutional political

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Black Brazilian women are running for political office at unprecedented high rates in this year's election in opposition to Brazil's right-wing...

The members of Congress expressed “deep concern” with the OAS’s “lack of accountability and transparency” regarding the organiza

In a bicameral letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led two...

 Bahia is Brazil's most African state, with more than three quarters of its 15 million inhabitants tracing their roots back to t

This is the place where most of the Africans were brought. That's probably the first thing you should know about Bahia.

They were brought from the western coast of Africa to toil in the...

Brazil Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement can be felt throughout Latin America but nowhere more so in Brazil.

In a country where nearly 57 percent of the population (~119 million people) consider...

Brazilian Congresswoman Benedita da Silva

Black Brazilian Congresswoman Benedita da Silva welcomed a new electoral ruling aimed at fighting racism in Brazil's electoral process.

Black political candidates in Brazil must get a fair...

The Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil will denounce President Jair Bolsonaro before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes of responsibility, which today aggravate the policy of...

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