AFRICANGLOBE – From 2012 to 2018, the number of people declaring themselves pretos, meaning Blacks, increased by almost 5 million in the country. The população branca (white population) continues to shrink and pardos(browns) continue to be majority.
In 2018, Brazil had 19.2 million people who declared themselves Black – 4.7 million more than in 2012, which corresponds to a 32.2% increase in the period. This is revealed by a survey released on Wednesday (22) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
With the exception of 2014, when the number of blacks remained stable in relation to the previous year, the percentage of the declared black population has increased annually. It is therefore a trend.
“The specific reason for the increase of this declaration, in fact, we don’t have. (see note one) What we realize is that in recent years there has been reinforcement of affirmative policies of color or race,” said the IBGE analyst.
The researcher emphasized that the survey, based on the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), is conducted based on the interviewee’s perception of color and race. “It is not the interviewer who determines the color, it is the informant who declares,” said the IBGE rep. (see note one)
On the other hand, the declared white population is declining year to year, which in 2018 totaled 89.7 million Brazilians, against 92.2 million in 2012. The whites were majority in the country until 2014. Since 2015, pardos have accounted for the majority of the population – jumping from 89.6 million in 2012 to 96.7 million in 2018.
“In addition to the possible change in the population’s perception of color and race resulting from affirmative policies, we have to consider the process of miscegenation in the country, which causes us to have a higher percentage of pardos,” said the researcher.
Percentage division (%) of the Brazilian population by color or race
Since 2015, pardos have been the majority in the country.
Brancos (Whites): 43.1 Pardos (Browns): 46.5 Pretos (Blacks): 9.3
Asked if such a trend – of increasing black and brown populations and decreasing white – will continue, the researcher said it is not possible to state.
“We don’t know if all this growth is based on affirmative color and race policies. If it is, it will depend on the continuity of these policies. A culture is created in people who have been affected by these policies and they pass on their position in relation to their own color to other people, even if they are not directly benefited,” said the researcher.
The New Voices Fund has been working to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs of color. Through several partnerships, the fund has provided women with access to capital and other resources needed to succeed in the realm of entrepreneurship. One of the latest organizations to team up with the fund to create more opportunities for women of color business owners is MVMT50, Black Enterprise reported.
MVMT50 —a collective of Black leaders who are focused on increasing cultural representation in the innovation and technology spaces—has joined forces with SheaMoisture and the New Voices Foundation to host a pitch competition for Black women, the news outlet writes. The competition—dubbed PITCH BLACK—was created as an avenue to address the obstacles that Black women face when trying to become entrepreneurs, including the lack of access to capital. The competition winners will receive up to $100,000.
“We created the New Voices Foundation to provide wrap-around services and ensure that we could meet our entrepreneurs where they are on their individual journeys, whether they need capital or other critical resources such as access or expertise,” Richelieu Dennis, Founder, New Voices Fund, said in a statement. “As we continue to invest in black women, I’m thrilled that we are able to do so via this impactful experience with MVMT50 and Pitch Black. Only through collective efforts will we truly begin to level the field.”
The pitch competition is slated to take place at the University of Texas at Austin on March 9.
There has been a push to support Black women founders. Last year Arlan Hamilton, founder of the venture capitalist firm Backstage Capital, announced that the company would invest $36 million in the entrepreneurial endeavors of African American women.
Shreveport, LA — Chatéri Payne, a rookie Shreveport police officer, died after being shot by her boyfriend and the father of her child in the driveway of their home. Her boyfriend, Treveon Anderson, as well as two other men, have been arrested on second-degree murder charges in connection to the killing.
Anderson, who is 26 years old, Pierre, who is 22 years old, and another man, Glenn Frierson, who is 38 years old, were arrested on Tuesday on preliminary charges of second-degree murder in the January 9 death of Payne.
On January 9, Anderson called 911 to report that Payne had been shot. Police officers who responded found her wounded in her police uniform as she was preparing to go to work at that time. She was taken to a hospital, where she died roughly two hours from the call.
Anderson was taken to a detective’s office to be questioned. He initially claimed that an unknown assailant, whom he tried to chase, attacked Payne.
“He advised he was inside of the residence when he heard gunshots, and then went outside and shot at a person wearing all black clothing, whom he believed to be the suspect,” police Chief Ben Raymond said. “He (claimed he) then noticed that Officer Payne had been shot.”
He was released the next morning after hearing his account. However, due to an undisclosed reason, investigators believed Anderson was lying and he was actually the one who shot Payne.
According to a police report, Pierre told investigators in a videotaped interview “that he witnessed Treveon Anderson shoot Payne multiple times, resulting in her death.” He admitted that he participated in the crime and also implicated that Frierson was present during the murder.
Pierre led the investigators to where he hid the weapon used in the murder and they have found a .40-caliber handgun, which was not Payne’s service weapon, according to Raymond.
Raymond also said that the couple’s 2-year-old child was at the home when the shooting happened but he believed the child didn’t witness it.
Police have not yet released a motive in the killing but said that Pierre and Frierson were “accomplices.”
The three suspects are being held on a $500,000 bail each. They are set to appear to court on April 30 for a preliminary examination. Should they be convicted of second-degree murder, they will each face a life term in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence.
Let me start out and say that more and more black people are become afraid of white supremacy to the point that i have to use word press instead of using Youtube to express my disappoint in my own race .
More and more black people is no longer fighting white supremacy instead they are collaborating with them to bring down other people of color who fights white supremacy witch is a natural reaction when a whole race is out to destroy a race one by one mentally physical and spiritually .
These are truly strange times in America right now where i am at in the south there is a small town call Mathews Virginia they have a confederate flag flying high with no sign of the American flag anywhere. Are these people delusional this not the Confederate State of America this is the United States of America there is no place any where in this country for the Confederate flag but for some reason they still fly it like is some badge of honor. First off, the flag is soaked in innocent blood and i should not be flying anywhere And innocent black people continues to be killed in the name of the confederate flag. In a town where people go to church every Sunday sometime Wednesday , In a town where regular gatherings of friendship and smiles. In a town where it seems every one know each other so much where you can leave your doors unlocked as well as your car . There is a true evil lurking in the shadows of this beautiful town of about five thousand people. It very suttle and kind of creepy that is for sure.
There is another town called Gloucester a bigger more vibrant town that share this suttle creepy as well as deadly type of profile. I’ve been living in Mathews for five years and i must say if these people do not trust me already then they got a serious blood thirst issue. Either they want to see blood are just like see another black man go to jail for being concern with white supremacist reaction towards black people in general.
White supremacy is total crazy and do not happen where i come from . I just hope i did not come out of the frying pan and into the fire. white supremacist down here is very organized and well connected people but have a huge arrogant disposition about themselves . This class of people resemble black people in the sense that the world owe them something or the other to the point of violence as well as using rumors to subjugate the person there are targeting. its like white supremacist have a programming that they can’t seem to shake. But if you think the white supremacist male is bad you should look a little to your left when you meat one . In my experience , in the 21 century i do believe that it is the white supremacist woman that is the worse of the two. Not just because she help raise a white supremacist son or daughter, not because she fuels the fire in the white supremacist male, No, this woman had and has the control of the black womens ears. You heard me right , the black woman’s ear and the black women use this power to stain ,corrupt, and possible kill her own mate threw jail the police as well as law enforcement sounds familiar .
All this to enslave the blackman some way some how and they find that the black women is the controlling factor if you can control the black woman and remove the black man out of the area of control of there own families and the way they can depend on white supremacists then she would turn against her man witch she did.
This madness with white supremacist teaming up with other black people need to stop. And some of these blacks act like white supremacist while mingling with normal blacks. Its a crazy new version of Jim Crow going on in the United States, A form of cannibalism going on black community something unheard of before.
This has been going on for so long the Reverse black supremacy is worst then white supremacy, Shit, white supremacy don’t even have do anything all they have to do is sit back now while the collaborators of this race and the reverse black supremacist kill and rat on each other .
The Bible states; Any nation divided is not a nation at all. Its a free for all in this nation. Every man and woman for themselves. Women used to be off limit but in the 21 st century that is not the case. since the black woman is being seen as manly they have joined in the murder and the jailing of blackwoman and men , thanks to white supremacy .
By hating your reflection you are promoting and helping white supremacy and these blackmen and women do not care about that its all about who is driving the latest car and if they have to run over the next black man so be it. Its a damn civil war out here with the blackman and woman and there is a civil war in the black family not just in the streets.
While all this is happening in the black community these cats in the black community will hit the brakes when white people show there face. They are not as brave towards white people as they are towards there own people that look like them witch makes them reverse black supremacy.
These people do not have high intelligence what so ever they have a see or hear then react mentality . these people don’t ask questions and they don’t investigate to see who was in the wrong they just attack and kill. In the name of the person or persons that filed the complaint with them.
Do you have any idea how many innocent black people was killed because dumb girls opened there mouth about something when she was the cause of most of what she was complaining about.
So i consider these people collaborators who help white supremacist and these reverse black supremacy who hate them selves and there own reflection in the mirror who kills and destroys there community.