Black Women of Brazil

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Journalist Alline Prado, Globo TV’s first and only black host of ‘Video Show’ program, is fired and replaced by 4 white women; network wanted a ‘more neutral’ person


Journalist Alline Prado, Globo TV’s first and only black host of ‘Video Show’ program, is fired and replaced by 4 white women; network wanted a ‘more neutral’ person Photos courtesy … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Coming to terms with female palmitagem (preference for whiteness): “Deeply hurt and exploited, I no longer want to be used as a sex hole for white boys”


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve been wanting to post this piece as soon as I read it. It is a very important piece in the ongoing debate over the … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · 3 Comments

Talking to the black community: Black women finding a “place of speaking” to discuss issues with other sistas on the internet, radio and YouTube


Black women finding a place of speaking to discuss issues of black women on the internet, radio and YouTube “I don’t want to know of another in our speaking place. … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Legendary Brazilian songstress Alcione praises rising star Iza: ‘We, Brazilian people, deserve the artist that you are’, wrote samba great in honor of new pop star


Legendary Brazilian songstress Alcione praises rising star Iza: ‘We, Brazilian people, deserve the artist that you are’, wrote samba great in honor of new pop star Through her Instagram profile, … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Funk singer Nego do Borel at the center of controversy with new video “Me Solta”; dressing in effeminate clothing, makeup and kissing male model, LGBT community and artists are divided on clip


Funk singer Nego do Borel at the center of controversy with new video “Me Solta”; dressing in effeminate clothing, makeup and kissing male model, LGBT community and artists are divided … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

The historical construction of racism in Brazil: exclusion of blacks from access to land, low investment in education are factors in current racial inequalities


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m quite sure that even as this blog will be completing seven years of exposing the racial situation in Brazil, there are still a whole … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

“People leave the office happy to have been served by a black doctor”: Dr. Fred William Nicacio represents the black community through medicine


Note from BW of Brazil: We most definitely need to have more stories such as this one. Of course it will always be the futebol players, rappers and actors that … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 2 Comments