Afronta newspaper: Black and independent media in the city of Belo Horizonte

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Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we first brought you the story of an independent, black newspaper in one of Brazil’s largest cities, Belo Horizonte, back on July 22nd. But as we consistently stress here, black representation in Brazil’s mainstream media leaves much to be desired, and as such, any forum that comes along to fill in the gaps left by Brazil’s white, blond, blue eyed model will be promoted and celebrated here! As such, we are proud to once again announce the creation and release of the newspaper Afronta. 

Afronta: Black and free media

By Camila Eiroa

Journalist Etienne Martins, 31, is responsible for the first independent newspaper in Belo Horizonte dedicated to black culture Journalist Etienne Martins, 31, is responsible for the first independent newspaper in Belo Horizonte dedicated to black culture

“It wasn’t possible to like being black by not fitting into standards of beauty in the magazines. It was frustrating.” This is what Etienne Martins says, while she notes that…

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