Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Public hearing questions the image of black women in the media


Note from BW of Brazil: The recent controversy over a Globo TV series that recently ended a three-month run that was marred by protests, criticisms and a battle over the … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s billionaire and multi-millionaire media moguls: Can we now understand the media’s lack of racial diversity?


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course a little more than three years that this blog has existed, the issue of the extreme under-representation of Afro-Brazilians on the airwaves … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Brazilian television doesn’t portray blacks”, says journalist Luciana Barreto: TV remains far from a “racial democracy”


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a common theme among activists and also on this blog. Foreigners such as African-American activist Angela Davis, Mozambican writer Paulina Chiziane and African-American filmmaker Spike … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Actress Isabel Fillardis interprets classical singer who challenged prejudice in the 19th century


  Note from BW of Brazil: This is a followup story to an original post on the blog back in February about well-known actress Isabel Fillardis’ preparation to portray a … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Embattled creator of TV show deemed racist elicits famous black friends to voice support for program; due to protests, show will not have second season


Note from BW of Brazil: The three-month roller coaster ride that was the Sexo e as negas TV series finally comes to a close tonight with the airing of the … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

When black elites sell out black activism: Female college professor fired over her protest of controversial TV series


Note from BW of Brazil: The controversial television series Sexo e as negas comes to a close as its final episode airs tomorrow night. The debate over the writing, quality … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Man in Rio who confessed to killing more than 40 people says he has an addiction to killing white women


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a very disturbing case and before I even make a comment or analysis I will say that 1) it is a sad situation, … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 2 Comments
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