#afrobrazilians

211 posts

TOP POSTS

My mum with Mr Niran Arimoro of the Brazilian consulate still at Lagos carnival, this was a sort of reunion for her, the last time they saw was exactly 40 yrs ago in Brazil,Mr Arimoro was a child #lagosat50 #lagoscarnival #fanticarnival #braziliandescents #afrobrazilians

Ale&Tatiana Kizomba WS
Tarraxa tequnique&hip work💕
#Aletatiana #Kizombacarioca #afrobrazilians #Alevilar #Tatianarosa

At the Brazil House in Jamestown, Accra Ghana during Chale Wote Festival 2016. For my love of Brazil and our common roots, it was a pleasure to dance with elders of the Tabom people. The Tabom People or Agudas refers to the Afro-Brazilian community in South of Ghana. They are an Afro-Brazilian community of former slaves returnees. When they arrived in South Ghana and Accra and they could speak only Portuguese, so they greeted each other with “Como está?” (How are you?) to which the reply was “Tá bom”, so the Ewe people, Ga-Adangbe people and Akan people in of South Ghana and Accra started to call them the Tabom People. ❤️ #chalewotefestival2016 #accra #ghana #brazil #afrobrazilians #africa #african #travel #color #globalnomad #dance #happy #woman #queen #beauty

Didnt make it to #zumba but danced the #samba w/ local #AfroBrazilians. One #Brazilian guy danced w/me for 30 straight minutes! 😥💃 #travelstories

n Brazil, flattening irons have fallen by the wayside as more and more women choose to embrace their curls and kinks.
For Cassia Marinho, owner of the Iporinché salon in Rio de Janeiro, the growing popularity of natural hair speaks to more than just an aesthetic trend – she says it’s about the empowerment of black Brazilian women, who have been long been marginalized in Brazilian society. “In our salon, there has always been a mission to strengthen self-esteem and the idea of black beauty,” she said. “The first thing I say to my clients is: your hair is pretty. You don’t need to use a chemical process.”
Brazil, the last country in the western world to abolish slavery, still struggles with racial inequality. In 2011, the census showed that over half of Brazil’s population identified as black or mixed race, but in 2012, only 6.3% of young #AfroBrazilians were enrolled in higher education. Amnesty International reported that of the 30,000 young people who are killed each year in Brazil, 77% are black. But in the last decade, the black movement for justice and equality has gathered force. “To construct one’s black identity in Brazil, the first step is accepting your characteristics,” said Luana da Costa Fonseca, a 25-year-old student. Fonseca moved to Rio to attend the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), and started questioning her hair-straightening habit after joining a student group for #BlackBrazilians. “The women who have natural hair, who have gone through a transition, who have stopped straightening, I think this is the first step for facing racism.” On the streets of Rio, Brazilian women flaunt their natural hair in a variety of styles – from rasta braids, which weave colored fibers into the hair, to dreadlocks and afros. Another common style features tight curls with golden highlights on the tips.
Hair has long been a tool of political expression, from the Black Panthers of the 1960s to the Natural Hair Movement, which was born in the US in 2001 and now exists in over 30 countries. Brazil, too, witnessed a similar trend in the 1930s, 60s and 70s.

#PanAfricanism #BlackNationalism #BlackEmpowerment #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanAndProud #BlackAndProud

MOST RECENT

A #Brazilian dish called #Feijoada....which was fed to slaves on Saturdays. This dish is made with black beans and every undesirable pieces of pork.
People say that the history behind this dish is a myth bc it is a variation of a Portuguese dish that is considered a delicacy.
Now ask yourself, who invaded Brazil? The Portuguese. The biggest difference between the invasion of Brazil and the invasion of the United States is that Portugal never wanted to live here, they only came to steal our riches. We are rich with mines filled with precious stones and have very fertile land.
They gave the slaves this dish once a week because it is hearty....to this day, Saturday is still the day Brazilians really eat feijoada. Of course some folks make it with choice cut meat, but history is history and needs to be told so folks never forget. #Brazil #Slaves #AfroBrazilians #BlackHistory #Portugal #Portuguese #Knowledge #information #history

#HappyBirthday #HappyBday #JoyeuxAnniversaire #FelizCumpleanos #FelizCumple #FelizAniversario to my man Rodrigão @faustino1977 !!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊😃😃😃👊🏾👍🏾👏🏾 #Cooking for you guys and #celebrating your 40's here in #Mexico #MexicoCity #CDMX was a blessing bro. Wish you all the best ever !! And as you said, hope you to triple that, haha... 🔝🆒 #goodtime #bomtempo #casaforadecasa #homeoutsidehome #brazilians #brasileiros #afrobrazilians #afrobrasileiros #braziliansworldwide #brasileirosmundoafora #afrobraziliansworldwide 🇧🇷🇲🇽🌎

#Repost @orrin_hru (@get_repost)
・・・
It’s a ‘Genocide Project’: New Study Reveals Shocking Statistics On Black People Murdered In Brazil

The killings of African descendants in Brazil has gotten so bad that a researcher has dubbed the South American nation a “genocide project” of Black people.

A recent study by the Institute for Applied Economic Research and the #Brazilian Forum of Public Safety, released Monday, June 5, found that #AfroBrazilians are 23.5 percent more likely to be killed than any other ethnic group in the country. Researchers’ appropriately titled “2017 Violence Atlas” also revealed that for every 100 murders in Brazil, 71 are of Black Brazilians. “It’s not by chance that most people who die are Black, [and] that the majority of those incarcerated are Black people,” said lawyer, researcher and actress Dina Alves, who studies race, gender and class in Brazil. “It’s the state that kills when police kill.” Alves, an outspoken supporter of the rights of Afro-Brazilians, said the staggering numbers are proof that Brazil is virtually exterminating its Black population. In a sit-down interview with Black Women of Brazil last year, she discussed how simply being Black is often viewed as a crime in Brazil’s criminal law system. “For us, Black women and men and indigenous, we are still in the fight for reaffirmation of our humanity and political existence,” Alves said. “Why are we the No. 2 country in the Americas with the largest number of imprisoned? What is the color and gender of prisoners in Brazil? Why are so many young Blacks killed in Brazil?” “Answering these questions may make us reflect on the condition of our existence as Black men, Black women and indigenous,” she added. “We die and are criminalized by the condition of our color.” Data complied by the atlas was based on information obtained by the Mortality Information System of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, TeleSUR reported. The statistics indicated that in 2007, Brazil’s homicide rate was 48,000 people per year. By 2015, the number of Brazilians murdered each year had jumped to 59,080. A large majority of the victims were young, uneducated Afro-Brazilians who lived on the outskirts of

It’s a ‘Genocide Project’: New Study Reveals Shocking Statistics On Black People Murdered In Brazil

The killings of African descendants in Brazil has gotten so bad that a researcher has dubbed the South American nation a “genocide project” of Black people.

A recent study by the Institute for Applied Economic Research and the #Brazilian Forum of Public Safety, released Monday, June 5, found that #AfroBrazilians are 23.5 percent more likely to be killed than any other ethnic group in the country. Researchers’ appropriately titled “2017 Violence Atlas” also revealed that for every 100 murders in Brazil, 71 are of Black Brazilians. “It’s not by chance that most people who die are Black, [and] that the majority of those incarcerated are Black people,” said lawyer, researcher and actress Dina Alves, who studies race, gender and class in Brazil. “It’s the state that kills when police kill.” Alves, an outspoken supporter of the rights of Afro-Brazilians, said the staggering numbers are proof that Brazil is virtually exterminating its Black population. In a sit-down interview with Black Women of Brazil last year, she discussed how simply being Black is often viewed as a crime in Brazil’s criminal law system. “For us, Black women and men and indigenous, we are still in the fight for reaffirmation of our humanity and political existence,” Alves said. “Why are we the No. 2 country in the Americas with the largest number of imprisoned? What is the color and gender of prisoners in Brazil? Why are so many young Blacks killed in Brazil?” “Answering these questions may make us reflect on the condition of our existence as Black men, Black women and indigenous,” she added. “We die and are criminalized by the condition of our color.” Data complied by the atlas was based on information obtained by the Mortality Information System of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, TeleSUR reported. The statistics indicated that in 2007, Brazil’s homicide rate was 48,000 people per year. By 2015, the number of Brazilians murdered each year had jumped to 59,080. A large majority of the victims were young, uneducated Afro-Brazilians who lived on the outskirts of large cities.

My mum with Mr Niran Arimoro of the Brazilian consulate still at Lagos carnival, this was a sort of reunion for her, the last time they saw was exactly 40 yrs ago in Brazil,Mr Arimoro was a child #lagosat50 #lagoscarnival #fanticarnival #braziliandescents #afrobrazilians

My mum and I at the Lagos carnival as part of the Brazilian descendants union, the Lagos carnival which was originally called the Fanti or Caretta Carnival was a culture brought to Lagos from Brazil by Brazilian returneess,it used to be held every Easter Monday.This is our own way of preserving our heritage, estamos orgulhosos
#LagosAt50 #Lagoscarnival2017 #BrazilianQuarters #AfroBrazilians #Blackheritage #Brazil #Bahia #Brasileronigeriano #fanti #popoaguda #lafiaji #souzadescendant #brancodescentants

"There is one thing that I want to make quite clear.......no matter how much respect, no matter how much recognition whites show towards me, as far as I'm concerned as long as that same respect and recognition is not show towards everyone of our people in this country, it don't exist for me." #MalcolmX #Happy92ndBirthday #BrotherMalcolm Never forget, WE ARE AFRICANS. No matter where you are born, you will ALWAYS be an African. #Healfromwithin Check out my #BlackNationalist #Soundcloud #Podcast the link in my bio! #staywoke #Africans #Africa #BlackAmerica #AfroLatinos #AfroEuropeans #BlackCanadians #AfroBrazilians #Aboriginals #WestIndies #Caribbean #DearQueens #DearKings #CommunityBuilding #AfroUnity #UNapologeticallyBlack #Wokeness #WeAreBlackHistory #WeAreMagic #LeanOnme #BlackLeadership

HOW "THE BRAZIL SIX" INSPIRED THE MISS USA 2017 PAGEANT: We can't have been the only ones to recognize it! When she first arrived at the pageant, Kara wrote on IG: "Nothing is more empowering than being myself. I've loved my natural curls my entire life and I am so thankful that others accept it as well!!" Just three days ago the now-Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough specifically cited these six ladies as inspiration for her to compete in the Miss USA pageant as her authentic self (after having previously competed with straightened hair in pageants). Kara wrote, along with posting the Brazil 6's photo: "Moment of silence @missbraziluniverse. Embrace what makes you comfortable." @missdcusa @pslovekd_

The Brazil 6 also likely played a role in Miss USA 2016 @deshaunabarber's decision to sport her Afro hair as well, in honor of her late mother on Mother's Day. The Brazilian ladies got American ladies thinking that if they compete with their natural hairdos and still succeed in pageantry (two of the Top 3 in the Miss Brazil 2016 pageant were black), then maybe African-Americans can do the same USA's pageants. Increasingly, African-American beauty queens are doing just that.
___________
"We're rejecting generations of programming that, in no uncertain terms, have taught us that the kinks, coils, and curls that grow from our head are somehow defective, and instead, we're affirming the greatness of what God gave us and the beauty of our unique blackness. There is room for diversity in beauty and merit in celebrating it." — Ryann Richardson, American pageant veteran & naturalista @ryniani

So thank you to these six Brazilian ladies for their inspirational role in last night's Miss USA 2017 activities: Miss Brazil 2016 @santana_raissa, Miss Sao Paulo State 2016 Sabrina De Paiva @sabrinadpaiva_oficial, Miss Bahia 2016 @victoriaestevess, Miss Espirito Santo (Brazil) 2016 Beatriz Leite Nalli @eubeatrizleite, Miss Maranhao 2016 Deise D'anne Mendes De Souza @deise_d, and Miss Rondonia 2016 Mariana Theol @marianatheol @missbrasilcandidatas

#blackpageantqueens #blackbeautyqueens #missbrazil #missbrasil #missusa #missusa2017 #afrobrazilian #afrobrazilians #afrobrasileira

Somebody tell #HenryLouisgatesjr #skipgates "The #Afro" don't mean African just "#thenatural" #afroMexicans #afroBrazilians #afroHondurans Jamaicans #Haitians #afroCubans #trini #afroguyanese etc ain't African slaves they're #westindians "black means to become pale or to bleach" our skin is #Coppercoloredbrown use fucking common sense people. #africanamericansarentafrican #africanamericansaintafrican

Tapioca pudding (mingau) is a Brazilian dessert, made with tapioca pearls and coconut milk served with milk, it eaten here in Nigeria mainly by lagosians from Brazilian quarters,it's a large part of our heritage, to order for yours contact 09094792739 #mingaudetapioca #tapioca #coconut #lagosfood #foodie #brasilieronigeriano #afrobrazilians #agudas #lagosat50 #lafiaji #brazilianquarters #lagosian #lagosisland #healthyfood #blackheritage #pudding #porridge #mingau #9jafood #proudlynigeria #nigerian

❤️🖤💚#Repost @problkthought with @repostapp
・・・
Many often forget about #AfroBrazilians when speaking about the slave trade and Africans in a global sense. I believe if one is speaking of Pan Africanism or any kind of African unity and fails to mention our brothers and sisters in #Brazil, their ideology is lacking
-----------------------------
"More than 3.5 million Africans were imported captured, enslaved and transported against their will to Brazil during the slavery era, more than to any colony in the Americas.

Although the slave trade had been officially outlawed in Brazil in 1831, tens of thousands continued to be imported kidnapped over the next 50 years.

In 1888, Brazil became the last nation in the western hemisphere to abolish slavery. Today, only Nigeria has a larger Black population than #Brazil." #theblaquelioness@theblaquelioness

#PanAfricanism #BlackNationalism #BlackEmpowerment #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanAndProud #BlackAndProud #BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackLivesMatter #Amerikkka #UnapologeticallyBlack #UnapologeticallyAfrican #BlackInAmerica #BlackIsBeautiful #KnowThySelf #KnowledgeOfSelf #KnowledgeOfSelfIsANationality #EconomicEmpowerment #IntegrationFailed #WhiteLiesMatter #Education #AfricanUnification #AfricanUnity #BlackLove #JusticeOrElse #ProBlack

Miss Brazil 2016 Raissa Santana is in love 💗 with her new braided look. So are we! 😍👌👊✊👏 @santana_raissa
_______________________
#blackpageantqueens #blackbeautyqueens #blackqueen #blackqueens #missbrazil #missbrazil2016 #missbrasil #afrobrazilian #afrobrazilians #afrobrasileira #braids #bpqsa #bpqbrazil #bpqmuo #bpqraissasantana

She's gorgeous ✨ #Brazil #1868 #AfroBrazilians

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags