With stunning models representing Brazilian Blackness, it’s clear that Jeferson Lima has tapped into a culture that exudes pride in one’s own body. Lima’s project not only aims to highlight Black beauty but also strives to celebrate and channel Salvador’s spirit through the Black community.
Brazil had more African slaves on its shores than any other country in North America.
The country’s president plans to ask congress to pass legislation that would reserve 20 percent of the nation’s government jobs for blacks.
Activists in Brazil have launched a campaign to impeach the governor of Sao Paulo amid allegations of a campaign of police violence that specifically targets black youth.
An increase in police precense in Sao Paulo has been widely reported as a means of combating gang violence.
But everyone from community members to Human Rights Watch say the police commit wanton killings and human rights abuses against youth of color.