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Atlantic Archives Bridges Marginalized Communities in the Black Diaspora

Six months ago, I was given the blessed opportunity to share notes from my experiences in Brazil with The Hub News community. What I...

November is Black Consciousness Month in Brazil

November is the Month of Black Awareness in Brazil. The recognition of this month for Black Brazilians was a long-fought struggle which began with...

Revista Raça: Brazil’s Iconic Black Magazine

Black magazines like Ebony, Jet, Essence and Black Enterprise, have been cornerstones of popular media in the African American community since the mid 20th...

Cartola: An Afro Brazilian Musical Legend

This week marks the birthday of “Cartola” Agenor de Oliveira, who was one of Brazil’s most renowned composers and singers. Born in Rio de...

Atlantic Archives: Brazil’s Most Dangerous Rap Group

Racionais MCs is Brazil’s most successful, influential and dangerous hip-hop group. The group was formed in the early 80s in Sao Paulo by the lead man,...

Atlantic Archives: ‘Radio Africa’ – The Rise of Samba

This week we continue our discussion with Lucio Magano, music researcher for Radio Africa, Brazil’s only radio show showcasing African diaspora music.  For music lovers...

Atlantic Archives: Radio Africa FM Transmitting From Brazil to the Diaspora

A small three-man team in Salvador, Bahia uses the radio waves to connect Black people throughout the diaspora through the roots and branches of...

Atlantic Archive: Brazil’s Black Spiritual Sisterhood

Another pandemic year impacts the traditional August festival season in Northeast Brazil. In the small town of Cachoeira, two hours outside of Salvador, August...

Atlantic Archive: African Religion on the Olympic Stage

Black and Afro-Indigenous athletes continue to put Northeast Brazil on the map at the Tokyo Olympics. The region, called Nordeste (Northeast) is one of...

‘September Mornings’ Deepens the Afro Diaspora Lens With Afro Brazilian Trans Lead

Last week I began recommending summer reading pics by Afro-Brazilians available in English translations. Let’s add some streaming media to the list of Black...

Luiz Gama: Self Made Man, Lawyer, Writer and Abolitionist

When the Brazilian borders eventually reopen after nearly two years of lockdown, many African Americans will revisit their travel bucket list. While visiting any...

It’s Time to Listen to Black Brazilians

Afro Brazilian history and culture is so long and complex, like Black people in the United States, our southern cousins share an uncanny ability...

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