Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Considered one of “the most influential blacks under 40”, Rene Silva still has to deal with attitudes that blacks should stay in “their place”


Considered one of “the most influential blacks under 40”, Rene Silva still has to deal with attitudes that blacks should stay in “their place” By Marques Travae Stories such as … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

And the myth goes on! On popular children’s novela, black school coordinator convinces black child that racism is “only a thing in her head”


And the myth goes on! On popular children’s novela, black school coordinator convinces black child that racism is “only a thing in her head” By Marques Travae After having discussed … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Actress Maria Gal speaks on the lack of black families in Brazilian cinema and TV and being told her skin color isn’t “commercial enough”


Actress Maria Gal speaks on the lack of black families in Brazilian cinema and TV and being told her skin color isn’t “commercial enough” By Marques Travae Far from being … Continue reading

August 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

General Mourão, VP choice of presidential candidate, “Brazilian Trump”, Jair Bolsonaro, says Indians are “indolent”; blacks are “tricksters” that use “magic”


Birds of a feather? Running mate of presidential candidate, the “Brazilian Trump”, Jair Bolsonaro, declares Indians are “indolent” and blacks are “tricksters” that use “magic” By Marques Travae Birds of … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Why is it a big deal that two black journalists recently anchored a news program together? It’s the first time ever and black news anchors are 3.7% of the total!


Rede TV network makes history featuring the first black duo to anchor a news program By Marques Travae In a follow-up to a story presented here just a few days … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cinema Negro will be the highlight of the 20th edition of FESTCURTASBH film festival in Belo Horizonte; festival will bring exposure to black filmmakers


Cinema Negro, Black Cinema, will be the highlight of the twentieth edition of FESTCURTASBH film festival in Belo Horizonte By Marques Travae The rise and need for a Cinema Negro, … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

For presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, “the Brazilian Trump”, Africans are responsible for slavery and country owes black population nothing for slavery


For presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, “the Brazilian Trump”, Africans are responsible for slavery and country owes black population nothing for slavery By Marques Travae; images courtesy of Qualquer Caisa  So, … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · 3 Comments