Nigerians release Portuguese edition of cartoon for Afro-Brazilian kids; ‘Bino and Fino’ presents African culture and history to children in a positive manner

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Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: It’s finally here! Last April we presented to our readers a story about a team of Nigerian cartoonists who sought to bring their original cartoon, Bino and Fino to a Brazilian market in which there are very few black children’s characters nor positive representations of the deep history and influential culture of the African continent. This is a major breakthrough because, even though Brazilian lawmakers passed Law 10.639/2003 making mandatory the teaching of African and Afro-Brazilian History and Culture in all Brazilian schools, the law hasn’t been truly implemented in schools and in fact “has been forgotten by the State and most teachers.” 

It’s shameful how Brazil continues to ignore the history of a continent and its people that has had such a strong influence on the nation’s history. Let us not forget that during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, the nation that…

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