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On November 20, , Zumbi dos Palmares, an African slave in Brazil, was murdered and his death became a freedom symbol in the Blackest nation outside of Africa. The spirit of Zumbi lives on, as many Brazilians use November as a time of reflection, encouragement and, of course, celebration. For Nascimento, honoring the existence and resistance of Black Brazilian women who move their economy with their strength, competence and resilience, is paramount in uplifting global Black girl magic. Skip to content. Loading the player The year-old rapper started writing songs at the age of four, exuding love for her Blackness and being, for many girls, a role model she never had. This year, the artist is committed to the Preteenha Rainha Little Black Queen project to give visibility to Black teenagers who want to be independent artists. Instagram: mcsoffia. Instagram: zezemotta. Luana Xavier is sincerity without a filter.
TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice. Please enter search text. Carolina Moraes-Liu.
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. But Black political participation is surging in Brazil, especially in local government. Some , Black Brazilians ran for city council this year , up from , in In the election, Afro-Brazilian women won just 3. Black women still hit a hard glass ceiling when aiming for higher office, though. The first Black woman to have served as governor in Brazil, Benedita da Silva, this year lost her race to be mayor of Rio de Janeiro. I found that the women often used race and gender in their campaigns to mobilize voters, especially in predominantly Black cities.