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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Lils Dbz

Lils Dam is an Afro-Brazilian living in Europe, curious to explore topics of race, gender and culture wherever she steps in.
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Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time
4 months ago

Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time

It took me a while but one day, all of a sudden, I loved it. I loved seeing how resistant its curls brushed against my comb. Curls no, coils. Every …
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Solange: A new and understated Queen
7 months ago

Solange: A new and understated Queen

Everywhere I go nowadays it’s like, cranes in the skyyyy. Like streams of echo, Solange’s enchanting R&B voice keeps playing in my head. Her new album A Seat at the …
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#BlackGirlMagic bloggers you should get to know
7 months ago

#BlackGirlMagic bloggers you should get to know

#BlackGirlsAreMagic, or #BlackGirlMagic for short, is a trend that as of 2013 has hit the internet by storm and continues to strike thunder. Tired of being in the …
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The African Roots of Carnival
9 months ago

The African Roots of Carnival

If there’s one party to top them all, it’s definitely Carnival. The public celebration brings the custom of thousands of people gathering on the streets for what feels like endless …
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“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface
10 months ago

“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface

In 2011, performance artist and poet, Quinsy Gario (thirty-two), was arrested for public disturbance in the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands for protesting at the traditional annual …
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My Afro-Brazilian Experience in Black and White
11 months ago

My Afro-Brazilian Experience in Black and White

Preta, pretinha, black, blackie, nega, negress, and sometimes even cor do pecado, or color of sin. Here are some synonyms of affection for black women in Brazilian Portuguese. …
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