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For some in Brazil, commemorating slavery is vital - Giving up the ghosts
Print edition | Books and arts
May 23rd 2019| RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil commemoration life-changing myths Senegal slavery waterfronts
May 23rd 2019| RIO DE JANEIRO
Africa  Afro-Brazilians  ancestry  Brazil  commemoration  life-changing  myths  Rio_de_Janeiro  Senegal  slavery  waterfronts 
october 2019 by jerryking
No barrier’s too big for Brazilian hair-care pioneer
Mar. 20 2015 | The Globe and Mail | STEPHANIE NOLEN.

The barrier-breaking Leila Velez: By bringing fast-food standardization and Disney’s customer-service model to her hair-care business serving Brazil’s black and mixed-race women, the bootstraps entrepreneur has taken Beleza Natural from one tiny storefront to a chain of 29 locations – and her ambitions don't stop there.
Stephanie_Nolen  personal_care_products  personal_grooming  Brazilian  gazelles  women  trailblazers  Afro-Brazilians  hair  standardization  entrepreneur 
march 2015 by jerryking
Brazil’s police under scrutiny over civilian deaths - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Nov. 23 2014

Amnesty International has launched a campaign in Brazil called “Young, Black and Alive.” It calls on government to design new policies and take “concrete action” to reduce the killing of young black Brazilians: 77 per cent of those between the ages of 15 and 29 murdered in 2012 were black, although they make up only 53 per cent of the population as a whole.
Stephanie_Nolen  Brazil  violence  Afro-Brazilians  racism  extrajudicial_killings 
november 2014 by jerryking

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