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Afro-Brazilian women

A board dedicated to Afro-Brazilian women, black women of Brazil or afrodescendentes as they are sometimes called.
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Paola de Luca is from Rio de Janeiro. While she is a PE teacher, she is also known for her relationship with a world-famous soccer superstar. See more of her here: http://wp.me/p1XDuf-4KH

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December 19th, Thereza Santos passed away at the age of 82. This dynamic woman was an important figure in Brazil's black movement. She was exiled in the 70s, fought against African colonialism, wrote a theater piece on black Brazilian identity and invisibility and contributed groundbreaking work on the position of black women in Brazilian society. Axé. She will be missed!

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Camila Silva: Queen of the Drumbeat for the 2013 Carnaval season of Samba schools in Rio and Sampa

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Ivete Sacramento is apioneer in Brazil’s Affirmative Action system that has given thousands of black Brazilian access to college; she is the first black woman dean of a Brazilian university and now leads a reparations program in Bahia, a heavily Afro-Brazilian state.

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Elaine Ribeiro is a former Samba school "Queen of the Drumbeat", has danced in at least 10 countries and speaks 3 languages. She was featured in a 2011 documentary about Brazil's "mulata" Carnaval dancers.

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A contestant in the "Most Beautiful Black Woman of Amapá" contest. Amapá is a state in northern Brazil.

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Camila Silva will lead Samba schools in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in 2013

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Clara Paixão is from the Carnaval bloco Cacique de Ramos & the Beija-Flor Samba School of Nilópolis, Rio de Janeiro. After wearing waist length weaves in past "Queen of Carnaval" competitions, she decided to transition into wearing her natural, curly hair texture.

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Jurema Werneck, Ph.D, specializes in studies and the promotion of policies to address health issues of the Afro-Brazilian population

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Carnaval dancer/model/actress Quitéria Chagas

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