The winners of the Black Race Awards of Brazil 2012

Jean Paulo Campos, Cacau Potassio, Renato Sorriso. Photo, Troféu Raça Negra
The 'Troféu Raça Negra', or in English 'The Black Race Awards', is the prestigious annual "Oscar" awards ceremony of the Afro-Brazilian community. This year it was the 10th edition and this year it paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..  His daughter Bernice A. King  accepted the award on behalf of her father. The event was held on 19 November in São Paulo Brazil.

The winners of 2012

Child actor Jean Paulo Campos
Actress Cacau Potassio
The famous street sweeper Renato Sorriso [who also performed at the Olympic games]
Composer Macau, Eye Color, success in the voice of Sandra de Sá
Singer Carlinhos Brown
Singer Martinho da Vila
The rap group Racionais MC's
Olympic athletes volleyball Anderson, Fofão and Fabiana
Journalist Gloria Maria
The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Luiz Fux
Editorial director of the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, Otavio Frias Filho
Bishop Afonso Nunes, Angola
The Advocate General of the Union, Luís Inácio Lucena Adams
Former Secretary of Education of the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Vanda Ferreira

Also see: In its 10th edition, the Troféu Raça Negra, Brazil's Essence Awards, honors Bernice King, daughter of MLK and Afro-Brazilians who shined in 2012

Special thanks to Daniela Gomes for checking the list. Gomes was the translator for Bernice A. King and for the American delegation at the Troféu Raça Negra.


  1. Thank you Erik, for share the work that we are trying to do here in Brazil.

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