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Brazil’s Salvador Bahia Hosts Afropunk Festival

Afropunk has landed in Salvador Bahia. A hybrid event, Afropunk Bahia had a limited capacity live show which was simultaneously aired live on Youtube.  https://twitter.com/afropunkbahia/status/1464780710900871169?s=20 The international...

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...

Commission Recommends Criminal Charges Against Brazil’s Bolsonaro Over Covid-19 Handling

Brazilian lawmakers investigating the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic have recommended criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro. The Brazilian Senate investigative committee recommended that...

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,...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Refuses to Back Down: ‘Only God Removes Me’

Brazil's embattled President Jair Bolsonaro offered up a defiant challenge to his country's Supreme Court this week. The right-wing leader says that he will no...

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...

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,...

YouTube Deletes Bolsonaro Videos for Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

YouTube has removed videos from President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil for spreading misinformation about Covid-19. Bolsonaro has constantly come under fire for downplaying the pandemic....

Brazil’s Formiga Will Make Soccer and Sports History at the Olympics

43-year-old Miraildes Maciel Mota is set to make history once again, this time at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. The South American footballer plays...

‘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...

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