Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Aline Mattos, formerly of the popular reality show Big Brother Brasil, does her first sensual photo shoot

À lá Beyoncé: ex-BBB Aline does her first sensual photo shoot   Aline, formerly of the popular reality show Big Brother Brasil, makes her first sensual photo shoot, but avoids showing … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Neymar’s blond ambition and the question of racism, identity and marketability of black public figures

Three weeks ago, Brazil’s latest soccer sensation was at the center of another controversy in regards to the question of race. Santos soccer club/Brazilian national team superstar Neymar (da Silva … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 74 Comments

Inspired by Beyoncé, actress Roberta Rodrigues straightens her hair and goes blonde; says guys are crazy about her new look

Actress Roberta Rodrigues who first became famous in her role as Berenice in the 2002 hit film Cidade de Deus (City of God) has decided to go against the grain in the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Camila Silva photo gallery 2

Meet Carnaval dancer Camila Silva, yet another Afro-Brazilian woman that the Brazilian press is comparing to the reigning American pop princess (see headline below taken from the Globo network online … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Actress Ildi Silva borrows a bit of Rihanna’s swag for photo shoot

The baiana was photographed by friend and makeup artist Fernando Torquatto Before landing in Salvador to attend an institutional event, actress Ildi Silva, who plays a prostitute in the remake … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Winner of three 2012 Video Music Brasil awards, check out Gaby Amarantos’ video for "Xirley"

Gaby Amarantos is a singer of style known as “technobrega”. She hails from the north Brazilian state of  Pará and released her first album earlier this year. Having recently won … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaby Amarantos dismisses Beyoncé comparisons and takes home three awards at the 2012 Video Music Brasil awards

The singer of the musical style dubbed “tecnobrega”, Gaby Amarantos, was the big  winner of the Video Music Brasil (VMB) 2012, the MTV awards that took place at the Espaço … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 1 Comment