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Atlantic Archives: Day of Black Consciousness

Saturday was the official Day of Black Consciousness in Brazil. Last week I discussed how the entire month of November has become known as...

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...

Afro Brazilians Mourn the Sudden Loss of Beloved Musical Leader, Letieres Leite

Afro Brazilians are mourning the sudden passing of renowned composer and conductor, Letieres Leite, who died Wednesday at the age of 61, at his...

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: The Historic Black Experimental Theater of Brazil

The Black Experimental Theater, Teatro Experimental do Negro (TEN) was founded in 1944 by  Afro Brazilian artist and scholar Abdias Nascimento. Located in the...

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...

The ZUMVI Archive: Preserving Black History in Brazil for 30 Years

This month I launched a project that I have been pouring my soul into for several years now. The Atlantic Archives Foundation provides research,...

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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