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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A representative of the United Nations human rights office in Geneva on Tuesday said the deadly beating of a black man by white in Brazil is an illustration of the country's "structural racism" and...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A video of a man helping an old lady across a flooded street in Rio's Copacabana neighborhood is generating enormous controversy on social media. Some commentators have been drawing comparisons...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Activists throughout Brazil took to the streets on Sunday following the death of Pedro Henrique Gonzaga, a 19-year-old black teenager who died of a heart attack on Thursday (February 14th)...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most iconic samba schools, ‘Estação Primeiro de Mangueira’ (First Station of Mangueira) have chosen to pay tribute to murdered Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco as part of their...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, November 27th, starting at 5PM, there will be a free showing of Jordan Peele’s 2017 Oscar-winning film ‘Get Out.’ The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring...
Letter to the Editor, by Jesse Marsden RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I am an American teacher, who has lived in Rio for the past six years and would like to inform you and the readers about a racist experience...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, September 19th, the second ‘Mostra do Filme Marginal’ (Marginal Film Festival) will premier at the ‘Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica’ (Hélio Oiticica Municipal Center of Art) in...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday Tuesday, May 8th, Arquivo Nacional (Brazil's National Archives) in Centro opened the exhibit "130 anos da Abolição da Escravatura” (130 Years of the Abolition of Slavery). Running though Saturday, May...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...

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