Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

After being called ‘neguinha’, student is barred in nightclub in São Paulo; at the same time, police refuse to register her as black

Note from BW of Brazil: Some might look at this post and ask, “OK, so another case of racism in Brazil. What’s the big deal?” Well, the details of this … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ferguson and NY are in Brazil! Inspired by protests in the US, thousands take to the streets in São Paulo to protest police violence against Afro-Brazilian youth

Note from BW of Brazil: This has been a topic of discussion for many weeks in meetings and social forums in activists circles. In the United States, when black men … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

Being a black model in a Brazil that prefers white skin

Note from BW of Brazil: This is no longer a surprising topic. If there’s a big fashion in Brazil you can believe that most of the models will be white. … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 · 3 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

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