Black Empowerment March calls for end of prejudice in Recife

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece simply re-enforces the analysis and focus of this blog in providing insight into the pulse of Brazil’s black community. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of marches, protests and events that show us some of the concerns, demands and cultural expressions of Afro-Brazilians. And we can see these events taking place all over Brazil. Today, we bring you a march that recently happened in the capital city of the northeastern state of Pernambuco. The issues at the fore that made this event happen are the same. They concern the acceptance of one’s physical attributes, racial identity and history. As the testimonies of numerous pieces on this blog show, Brazil’s sophisticated brand of racism made it so that millions of persons of visible African ancestry attempt to deny or avoid assuming an identidade negra (black identity) and living…

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