Baoba Fund

Baoba Fund Baoba-NA is a US based operating foundation that serves as the international arm of the Baoba Fund Racial Equity headquartered in Recife, Brazil.

Baoba-North America is a place for individuals, foundations and corporations, to address the issues and challenges facing people of African descent in the Global South and collaboratively support equitable education, health and economic opportunity.

Mission: Baoba-NA is a US based operating foundation that serves as the international arm of the Baoba Fund Racial Equity headquartered in Recife, Brazil. We exist to strengthen civil society organizations, the youth movement, social entrepreneurship, and social justice philanthropy in Afro-Brazilian and other African diasporic communities in the Global South. We bring donors, activists, entrepreneurs and leaders together for vital dialogue, mutual learning, and collaborative action that focuses on achieving racial equity and expands equal opportunity and participation in civil society for African diasporic communities in Brazil and throughout the Americas.

Diversity in the workplace is far from ideal for a just and equal society. A survey made by the Multidisciplinary Affirm...
08/29/2016
A cor da opinião: Negros não são nem 10% entre os colunistas dos principais jornais do país - Portal Fórum

Diversity in the workplace is far from ideal for a just and equal society. A survey made by the Multidisciplinary Affirmative Action Study Group (GEMAA) with three major country's print media shows the lack of diversity in business.

Even with more than half of the population being black, the Estado newspaper has only 1% of black columnists in its total staff. The newspaper O Globo has only 9% and the Folha de S. Paulo 4% of black.

Inequality of opportunities in the labor market is an issue raised and fought for several organizations of the black movement and is echoed in Baobá Fund. The question is even more serious after ten years of affirmative action policies in higher education that has increased the access to quality education and training black youths skilled to the labor market in several areas.

Read full story here: http://goo.gl/v4mKWt

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Levantamento feito pelo GEMAA mostra que a Folha de S. Paulo, por exemplo, não possui nenhuma mulher negra como colunista. Em todos, homens e brancos são a maioria Por Beatriz Sanz O Brasil é o país com a maior população negra fora da África. Essa diversidade, porém, não é representada em diversos s...

The Baobá Fund fights against racial inequality in Brazil and your contribution is extremely important to build the larg...
08/22/2016
Como apoiar – BAOBA

The Baobá Fund fights against racial inequality in Brazil and your contribution is extremely important to build the largest endowment for racial equity in the country.

If you work or have a business that supports or wants to find ways to support racial diversity, click here and be a partner of Baobá Fund: http://baoba.org.br/como-apoiar/

You can also contact us by inbox, phone or email!

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Você e o Fundo Baobá serão parceiros em um edital para a seleção de projetos. Alguns temas com os quais trabalhamos são desenvolvimento econômico, educação, mulheres negras, saúde, entre outros. Neste tipo de doação, a cada R$ 1,00 doado por você, a Fundação Kellogg contribui com mais R$ 1,00.

08/15/2016
Atuação

The Baobá Fund has a YouTube channel with several videos, including intellectuals and activists interviews conducted during the development of the book "Memories of Baobá: from roots to seeds". The videos deal with the previous scenario of the creation of Baobá - Fund for Racial Equity.

In the video "Performance" you can see what were the reasons that led to the creation of the Baobá Fund and what the expectations of the people who helped found the organization.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m9pozJvHJU

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08/09/2016

Do you know the meaning of privilege? Many people still do not understand the kinds of prejudices that someone may suffer for the simple fact of belonging to a particular race or gender.

To demonstrate that there is privilege in society, BuzzFeed did the experiment "The privilege walk" with a group of 10 people who should answer 35 questions about privileges and social disadvantages. All participants start holding hands and on the same imaginary line and, as the questions are made, should take a step backward, forward or simply not move.

All questions can be checked in the video description. The result? You can see in the video below.

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Have you ever heard of George Washington Carver? And Mae Jamison? Neither?They are black scientists responsible for sign...
08/09/2016
7 Cientistas Negros que você deveria conhecer – Superlistas Superlistas

Have you ever heard of George Washington Carver? And Mae Jamison? Neither?

They are black scientists responsible for significant contributions in their areas of specialty.

The Revista Superinteressante Magazine brought seven US scientists that you should know and keep in your records the relevant names for the black representation in Sciences.

See who are here: http://goo.gl/pwJjDA

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07/19/2016
Traffic Stop

Black people die more for the simple fact of being black. And that's exactly what this video from the StoryCorps channel shows with a real and shocking story. The StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization financed independently created by the Kellogg Foundation, which seeks to present American stories of all backgrounds and beliefs through videos that share the stories of their lives.

In the video below, you can see how Alex Landau, an American African descent, raised by his white adoptive parents to believe that skin color did not matter. But when Alex was stopped by police in the city of Denver in one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a world without color difference and almost lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects them to the present day.

https://goo.gl/APlbRf

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Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Den...

CALL FOR SALVADOR!After success in São Paulo, the Baobá Fund invites you to the release of the book "Memories of Baobá: ...
07/11/2016

CALL FOR SALVADOR!

After success in São Paulo, the Baobá Fund invites you to the release of the book "Memories of Baobá: From Roots to Seeds" on 12 July, at the Cultural Center in the City Council in Salvador.

The event will have the participation of Amilcar Pereira, one of the book's editors, Helio Santos, chairman of the board of Baobá Fund, Rosana Fernandes and Elias Sampaio, book participants, Selma Moreira, Executive Director of Baobá Fund, and Silvio Humberto, councilor and member of the General Assembly of the Baobá Fund.

The book release will take place at the Cultural Center in the City Council, Thome de Souza Square, s/n, Centro, Salvador, 7pm. Arrive on time, as space is limited!

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The book "Memories of Baobá - From Roots to Seeds" is the rare the result of the joint work of intellectuals, activists ...
07/06/2016
Memórias Baobá – BAOBA

The book "Memories of Baobá - From Roots to Seeds" is the rare the result of the joint work of intellectuals, activists and philanthropic organizations to build a "mechanism" which later has become the Baobá - Fund for Racial Equity.

Learn more about this publication about the Baobá Fund here: http://baoba.org.br/memorias-baoba/

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As memórias apresentadas aqui são fruto dos trabalhos em conjunto de intelectuais, ativistas e organizações filantrópicas para a construção de um “mecanismo” que mais tarde veio a se tornar o Baobá – Fundo para Equidade Racial.

The "Boy 23" movie brings the investigations that the historian Sidney Aguilar conducted about bricks marked with the Na...
06/27/2016
Menino23 | Infâncias perdidas no Brasil

The "Boy 23" movie brings the investigations that the historian Sidney Aguilar conducted about bricks marked with the Nazi swastika found in the countryside of Brazil and that reveal the story of black orphan children, victims of a criminal project of eugenics. Aluizio Silva, the boy 23, survived to tell his story.

Still in the process of production and with no release date, the trailer is available and you can witness how the Nazis left traces in Brazil.

http://www.menino23.com.br/

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Today is World Refugee Day. A day marked to remember the strength, the courage and resistance of more than 20 million pe...
06/20/2016
World Refugee Day, 20 June

Today is World Refugee Day. A day marked to remember the strength, the courage and resistance of more than 20 million people who were forced to leave their homes and their countries because of war, persecution and widespread violations of human rights.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, coordinates international action to protect and assist people who are far from their homeland around the world. In Brazil, there are living about 8,000 refugees from 81 different nations. The vast majority of these people are of African countries, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

To learn more, visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

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In a world where violence forces hundreds of families to flee each day, the UN Refugee Agency believes now is the time to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees, and it will launch its #WithRefugees petition on June 20th to send a message to governments that they must work to...

Thinking about the lack of opportunity that black artists have for main roles in the cinematographic world, the actresse...
06/13/2016
Viola Davis e Kerry Washington fundam produtoras independentes nos EUA - Geledés

Thinking about the lack of opportunity that black artists have for main roles in the cinematographic world, the actresses Viola Davis and Kerry Washington founded independent producers in the United States.

Viola Davis, who has raised this issue on her Emmy-winning speech for the starring role in one of today's biggest series - "How to Get Away with Murder" - founded the JuVee Productions in partnership with her husband, Julius Jennon, and the North American channel ABC, with the goal of creating digital platforms, streaming, broadcast and cable content.

The actress Kerry Washington, star of the series "Scandal" announced the launch of her producer, Simpson Street, and has already signed a contract to create projects for ABC Studios and ABC Cable.

See full story here: http://goo.gl/Ng5Z7q

What do you think of the initiative of the actresses?

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As atrizes Viola Davis e Kerry Washington fundaram produtoras independentes no EUA no Todos Negros do Mundo Viola Davis causou grande impacto ao declarar no palco do último Emmy: “A única coisa que separa as mulheres de cor de qualquer outra pessoa é a oportunidade. Você não pode ganhar um Emmy por…

On April 2nd, the artist Lázaro Ramos attended to an event from the UNEafro Brasil, in Guaianases, district of São Paulo...
06/06/2016
Lázaro Ramos fala sobre representatividade de negrxs e jovens na política - Geledés

On April 2nd, the artist Lázaro Ramos attended to an event from the UNEafro Brasil, in Guaianases, district of São Paulo. The actor, writer, presenter and filmmaker talked about representation of blacks and young people in politics for more than 600 students.

Watch the video with the statement of Lázaro Ramos that the blog Geledés Instituto da Mulher Negra shared here: http://goo.gl/Y2gCV0

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“Porquê a gente acredita que quem pode nos representar é alguém da família de um oligarca; alguém que tem um pai, um tio ou um avô que tá na política há muito tempo; alguém que está externo e não próximo da gente? enviado por Douglas Belchior para o Portal Geledés Tem uma coisa que eu ...

Did you know that from the 30 thousand youth - between 15 and 29 years old - killed in 2012, 77% were black?#TogetherFor...
05/30/2016
Jovem Negro Vivo | Anistia Internacional

Did you know that from the 30 thousand youth - between 15 and 29 years old - killed in 2012, 77% were black?

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Source: Anistia Internacional Brasil

Dos 30.000 jovens vítimas de homicídios por ano no Brasil, 77% são negros. Queremos ver os jovens vivos. Chega de homicídios!

The Tab UOL is a weekly content produced by the news website that looks to bring current issues with data about the glob...
05/23/2016
Proibida em público, a discriminação se abriga nas casas

The Tab UOL is a weekly content produced by the news website that looks to bring current issues with data about the global and Brazilian reality.

In edition #64, the channel presented data, for example,like the realities of the whitest and blacker cities and an intriguing data about racism: no one is racist, but 97% of respondents know someone who is racist.

See the full subject here: http://tab.uol.com.br/racismo/

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Mapas mostram como brancos e negros vivem em dois Brasis diferentes e rebate discurso oficial da suposta democracia racial

What is the color of your skin? When you were a child and had to draw your and your family how many colors did you had a...
05/16/2016
GIZ DE CERA PINTKOR 12 CORES TONS DE PELE - Koralle

What is the color of your skin? When you were a child and had to draw your and your family how many colors did you had at your disposal? Was it difficult to choose between light pink, beige and brown? And still have to listen to "I'll take the skin color crayon" and come into your hand just beige?

Thinking exactly about lead identity and belonging for all children with more realistic colors, the Uniafro (Affirmative Action Program for the Black Population) developed in partnership with Koralle Pintura e Desenho, the Pintkor crayon box with 12 skin colors tones.

The aim is to strengthen Brazil's racial diversity and that children feel represented in their own designs. It is excellent for teachers and parents present to children, adding worlds, concepts and dialogue.

Despite being used in public schools of Rio Grande do Sul, you can purchase the product at the very site of Koralle: http://goo.gl/pNtMVv

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Na Koralle você encontra GIZ DE CERA PINTKOR 12 CORES TONS DE PELE e as melhores marcas de Materiais para Desenho, Material de Pintura, Arquitetura e Design. Confira!

The United Nations (UN) declared the decade between 2015 and 2024 as the International Decade of African Descent, recogn...
05/09/2016
International Decade of African Descent 2015-2024

The United Nations (UN) declared the decade between 2015 and 2024 as the International Decade of African Descent, recognizing, therefore, that people of African descent represent a group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.

Among the main activities developed by the UN, there are the commitment of many countries to fulfill concrete measures and practical legal frameworks, policies and programs to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance faced by Afro-descendants.

According to the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon: “We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education.”

Learn more about the initiative in http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/

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Why does male chauvinist kills more black women?Public policies that combat violence against women are working. But not ...
05/02/2016
Por que o machismo mata mais as negras

Why does male chauvinist kills more black women?

Public policies that combat violence against women are working. But not for black women.

This reinforces what in years black feminists have been saying: it's not enough to put the black woman in the same group of white women because they do not suffer the racism of those.

See all the full report that the Agência Pública made with the philosopher Djamila Ribeiro: http://goo.gl/2RVsPX

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Enquanto as taxas de homicídios entre as brancas diminuem, as de mulheres e meninas negras tiveram uma alta de 19,5% em dez anos; Djamila Ribeiro explica por que

04/18/2016

The British newspaper The Guardian has produced a documentary about the case of the former Globeleza Nayara Justino. The artist was chosen by popular vote to be the Rede Globo's Globeleza in 2014 and, just after recording commercials, interviews and photo shooting, was taken from the station by the television station without any public announcement for such conduct.

It is believed that Nayara lost her job because she was not accepted by the Brazilian population, which made a number of criticisms and racist comments on social networks for being the first Globeleza with darker skin pigmentation, unlike candidates who participated in previous editions.

The story of Nayara surfaced and many are sensitized with her story. It was the case of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o who, on her Instagram publishes every Wednesday hashtag #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday), which shows inspiring women that she supports around the world. One of the posts was to support the Brazilian artist. See the publication of the actress here: https://goo.gl/t6gdTv

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Maria Felipa de Oliveira was one of three women who fought for the independence of Bahia in 1823.Born in Itaparica Islan...
04/11/2016

Maria Felipa de Oliveira was one of three women who fought for the independence of Bahia in 1823.

Born in Itaparica Island, Maria Felipa was a seafood worker, but was known to be a woman of great courage, beauty, capoeiras' skill and command a group of over 200 people, among black women, Tupinambás and Tapuias Indians in a battle that burned more than 40 Portuguese vessels near the island.

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04/05/2016

When we, the Baobá Fund, say we are looking for racial equity for a more just society and that everyone can help, regardless of the color of their skin, the example of this story belonging to a documentary is a great example of what we mean.

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12/28/2015
Direitos Humanos Brasil

Justice is the key word for our society.

O que nos torna humanos? Será por que amamos, por que brigamos? Por que rimos? Choramos? Nossa curiosidade? A busca pela descoberta?
Dando continuidade ao documentário Human, lançado pelo o fotógrafo Yann Arthus-Bertrand, que fala sobre o amor, as mulheres, o trabalho e a pobreza.

Entrevista com Bryan - EUA - #HUMAN

The Black Women March is the result of a coordination made by organizations of Brazilian Black women's movement. Accordi...
11/20/2015

The Black Women March is the result of a coordination made by organizations of Brazilian Black women's movement. According to information provided by the organizers while walking, 30,000 black women attended the event. Groups around the country - including organizations supported by Baobá Fund, met in Brasilia to demand a series of guidelines essential to the full exercise of citizenship of these women. The end violence against women, the end of the Black youth genocide and of police brutality, the legalization of abortion and equal rights were some of the themes defended.

The Baobá Fund supports the right to demonstrate and the struggle for an equal and plural society, free from any kind of discrimination or oppression.

Está acontecendo hoje em Brasília a Marcha das Mulheres Negras. O Fundo Baobá esteve presente apoiando este momento fundamental para a democracia brasileira.

Segundo as organizadoras, 30 mil mulheres de todos o país marcharam em homenagem às suas ancestrais "e em defesa da cidadania plena das mulheres negras brasileiras, porque:
- nós mulheres negras (pretas + pardas) somos cerca de 49 milhões espalhadas por todo o Brasil;
- o racismo, o machismo, a pobreza, com a desigualdade social e econômica, tem prejudicado nossa vida, rebaixando a nossa auto-estima coletiva e nossa própria sobrevivência;
- o fortalecimento da identidade negra tem sido prejudicado ao longo dos séculos pela construção negativa da imagem da pessoa negra, especialmente da mulher negra, desde a estética (cabelo, corpo, etc.) até ao papel social desenvolvido pelas mulheres negras;
- as mulheres negras continuam recebendo os menores salários e são as que mais têm dificuldade para entrar no mundo do trabalho;
- a construção do papel social das mulheres negras é sempre pensada na perspectiva da dependência, da inferioridade e da subalternização, dificultando que nós possamos assumir espaços de poder, de gerência e de decisão, quer seja no mercado de trabalho, quer seja no campo da representação política e social;
- as mulheres negras sustentam o grupo familiar desempenhando tarefas informais, que as levam a trabalhar em duplas e triplas jornadas de trabalho;
- ainda não temos os nossos direitos humanos (direitos civis, políticos, econômicos, sociais, culturais e ambientais) plenamente respeitados."

Fotos: Cristina Lopes/ Fundo Baobá

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General information

The Baoba Fund for Racial Equity-North America was created in August of 2013 as a project of the Tides Center to support the goals and objectives of Baoba Fund for Racial Equity. Baoba was established as part of the Kellogg Foundation's exit strategy from Brazil as a means to continue to support organizations they have worked with over the years. Kellogg has challenged Baoba-Brazil to raise money to fund the endowment and they will match it up to $25million, potentially creating a $50 million endowment. Baoba-NA's primary objective over the next several years is to support Baoba-Brazil in its efforts to design, develop and implement a fundraising and donor engagement strategy that will help Baoba reach its matching challenge goals to create the world's largest fund dedicated to promoting social inclusion and race equity. The WK Kellogg Foundation has also provided operational support to both Baoba-Brazil and Baoba-NA to further support the creation and sustainability of the endowment as well as to build the capacity of both entities as the administering organization.

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