Tag Archives: race

Fly Favorites: April 2012

São Paulo hip-hop star Criolo goes from hood to high-life as Brazilian rap creeps into the mainstream. As Chris Guillebeau heads down the home stretch of his hit-every-country-in-the-world, he gives pointers on how to go everywhere. Members of Nigeria’s Igbo, … Continue reading

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A Dash of Latin America

Journalist and budding documentarian Dash Harris explores the shades of identity and racism in her documentary series Negro, currently in production. The New York-based Panamanian, raised partially in the States and in Panama, studied broadcast journalism and business at Temple … Continue reading

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Beauty: A Triptych

The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant is Monday, September 12th, here in São Paulo. Please tweet your comments @FlyBrother, or email me (see About page). And don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook!

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Having Help

I have help; I’ve had it since moving to South America six years ago. There’s a saying round these parts: “You either have a maid or you are a maid.” In my case, it’d be a doorman or handyman or … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Part Three of ‘Black in Latin America’: Brazil

The third episode of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates’ four-part documentary, Black in Latin America, takes place in my current country of residence: Brazil. He uncovers part of the mystique of this exotic, exoticized country by visiting favelas in Salvador … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Part One of ‘Black in Latin America: Haiti & the DR’

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, star professor of African-American studies at Harvard University, has just completed a four-part documentary on the African diaspora in Latin America – titled ‘Black in Latin America – that’s currently airing on PBS (last episode, tomorrow … Continue reading

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From the AV Room: Brazil in Black and White

A Brazilian airline’s image of Brazilians: A Korean airline’s image of Brazilians: Just sayin’. Fly Brother welcomes your views. If this post hit the spot, please comment and/or click.

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