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African Revolution in Brazil: an interview with Gabi Oliveira on the rise of black identity and consciousness

Note from BW of Brazil: It is truly an intriguing time in Brazil’s history. In a country that has historically taught its African descendants to have shame in their ancestry … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Egnalda Côrtes: Meet the woman behind some of Brazil’s most popular black YouTubers

Note from BW of Brazil: I gotta say that I impressed with this business venture. In the past few years, I’ve posted a number of articles showing how the popular … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Journalist digitally darkens skin color of important white Brazilians and foreignors for exhibit and is accused of using blackface

Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve been wanting to cover this story since I first learned about it over a month ago. Today, I won’t comment on it. First, I … Continue reading

December 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Eight racist stereotypes that Brazilian novelas need to stop using: The continuous invisibility and devaluation of the black population

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that’s been discussed in numerous previous posts: the images, representation, and stereotypes of Afro-Brazilians on television. So if it’s been discussed in … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I am a black woman”: After much criticism and confusion over her racial identity, popular YouTuber Rayza Nicácio declares herself ‘negra’

Note from BW of Brazil: Such a very Brazilian story! If you’ve ever had any dealings with Brazilians, particularly those who you may see as black but who don’t see … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 7 Comments

UN Women launches digital action with black Brazilian women YouTubers in the fight against racism and for black representation

Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you’re probably quite familiar with the star-making potential of the online video … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet 12 YouTubers who are empowering black Brazilian women on the internet

Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta admit it. YouTube has opened up a flood of opportunities for common, everyday people that simply weren’t possible just over a decade ago. … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

A digital Black November: black media makers prepare special content for the Month of Black Consciousness

Note from BW of Brazil: November is almost here! If you don’t already know, November is the annual Month of Black Consciousness celebrated in hundreds of cities across Brazil. And just … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

“Preto” or “Negro”? In Portuguese both mean ‘black’, but which term should be used to define black people? Ghanaian-Brazilian man’s video on the topic goes viral

Note from BW of Brazil: In director Spike Lee’s 1992 epic film about the legendary human rights activist Malcolm X, there was an important scene in which the convict then … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 7 Comments

With no sponsors and far fewer followers than popular white women, black women YouTubers resist and gain space by force

Note from BW of Brazil: With the absence of adequate representation in the mainstream media (see here, here and here), many Afro-Brazilian women have taken to YouTube to reach other … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 17 Comments