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Series ‘Afronta’ features interviews with prominent names on contemporary Afro-Brazilian scene, shows blacks creating networks, generating autonomy

Note from BW of Brazil: These are very exciting times for Afro-Brazilians involved in the arts and entertainment. Although it is true that Brazil’s mainstream media continues to offer limited … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

The price of being black & successful: Book by actor Lázaro Ramos presents a microcosm of obstacles Brazil constructs in the paths of its black citizens

Note from BW of Brazil: The talented actor Lázaro Ramos has appeared on the pages of this blog numerous times, particularly over the past few years. And little wonder why. … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Can we finally put this fallacious phrase to rest? These seven women explain why it is racist to say that “we are all equal” in a society that is so unequal in terms of race

Note from BW of Brazil: It is a phrase that this writer has rallied against for some time now. The utterance of this phrase in response, usually to yet another … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Where are black women in cultural production? Tsika Cultural brings representation to a São Paulo production structure dominated by white males

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I must say that the title of today’s article just about says it all! You see, this is more evidence of the evil genius … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The revolution will be crespo (kinky/curly)”: With skillful lyrics packed with Rap, Jazz, and R & B rhythms, singer Tássia Reis uses music to fight against racism

    Note from BW of Brazil: The name Tássia Reis has already appeared in seven posts over the past few years on this blog, and for good reason. As we have … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Whites still make up 90% of Brazilian advertising, but three recent commercials featuring Afro-Brazilians provide a glimmer of hope for racial diversity

Note from BW of Brazil: One post (among many) revealed a fact that is quite shocking: “In Brazilian advertising, more than 90% of the protagonists continue to be white.” Anyone … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Singer Xênia França is a force of nature: With the voice, a groove and a warrior spirit, meet the goddess whose star is rising on São Paulo’s black music scene

Note from Black Women of Brazil: Music is another of my all-time passions. Since I was a kid my taste in music has evolved quite a bit. In my household … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Writers, entertainers, activists, students and journalists: 14 black Brazilian women talk about how racism affects their lives

Note from BW of Brazil: Racism is nothing new in Brazil. But as I have stated in previous articles on this blog, what IS different is the collective Afro-Brazilian voice … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

The black hair revolution continues! Photos from the 2nd March of Curly/Kinky Hair Pride in São Paulo!

Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Has it been three weeks already?!? Ya know, as a regular blogger, I am always consistently preparing new material for the blog’s readership. Whether … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Brazilian Neo-Soul: Could Tássia Reis be Brazil’s answer to Jill Scott? With a mixture of Jazz, Samba and Rap, artist plans big things for 2016!

Note from BW of Brazil: This blogger first became aware of the up and coming artist Tássia Reis perhaps sometime back in 2013 after seeing the video for her song “Meu … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · 5 Comments

For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair

Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Divas of Hip-Hop show! Ladies rockin’ the mic Brazilian style: see the whole show

Note from BW of Brazil: Hip Hop in Brazil caught the imagination of young people a few years after emerging from the underground of US black and Latino ghettos in … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments