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Don’t Take Anything Personally

I often wondered if celebrities possess some type of superpower, like immunity to other people’s opinions and bullshit.  I figured how do you deal with so much crappy comments from total strangers that knows absolutely nothing about you? They often say they don’t look at those comments, but I am sure they peep at it from time to time.   I tell you, some of those comments can be so so crazy, that no wonder the tolerance level we have for each other is almost non-existence.  read more

Brazilian-ness, Randomness

Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day

Today, November 20th,  Brazil celebrates Dia da Consciencia Negra (Black Consciousness Day)

The day  symbolizes the resistance of Africans against slavery during the colonial period.  During that time,there were quilombos and other forms of resistance which, as a whole, destabilized the market economy and led to the abolition of slavery. This is the true sense of the abolitionist struggle, whose protagonists were the blacks themselves.  However, the Eurocentric view of the truth about abolition, made the allies the heroes of this story.Abdias Nascimento

A few cities in Brazil celebrated the day with several forms of activities, from Afro-Brazilian dance shows, and read more