Photo of ballet dancers by 
Sebastian Miranda

Na Ponta dos Pés is a Ballet Studio and a Safe Haven for Brazilian Girls

Although she did not aspire to become a professional ballet dancer, Tuany Nascimento never stopped practicing ballet while in Brazil.  Whenever she practiced, groups of young girls always followed her, wanting to learn and emulate her skills as a dancer. Nascimento not only taught these young girls, in 2013 she opened the dance studio, Na Ponta dos Pés, and started teaching young girls ballet.

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 05:  Gabrielle Douglas of the United States competes on the uneven parallel bars during the 2016 AT&T American Cup on March 5, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Gabby Douglas Wins The American Cup, Proves She’s Ready for the Olympics

On Saturday, 20-year-old Douglas won the American Cup at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, which was her first gold since winning the Olympic all-around in London in 2012. There have only been six American women who have gone on to compete in two Olympic competitions since 1980. Thus far, the only woman who has gotten gold medalist twice was Věra Čáslavská in 1968. No pressure, Gabby.

Sao Paulo Governor Accused of Launching Deadly Campaign Against Black Youth

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.