Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: black actresses

1970 classic American film ‘Love Story’ staged in Brazil as a musical with an all black cast


Note from BW of Brazil: I would really LOVE to see this play! As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, theater is an area where it seems that black actors … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Melanina Acentuada spectacular brings together works of black Brazilian playwrights


Note from BW of Brazil: With so many independent black theater and film productions being released on You Tube one could say that black Brazilian entertainment is slowly carving out its … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

After 20 years on the air, Globo TV novela ‘Malhação’ will have its first black protagonist


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, as always, there’s good news and then there’s the bad news. Well, in this case, perhaps calling it bad news isn’t necessarily how we … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

The ‘Mountaintop’ and the affirmation of black humanity and consciousness: Play about MLK encapsulates important period in Afro-Brazilian History


  Note from BW of Brazil: We first covered the play featuring actor Lázaro Ramos and his wife actress Taís Araújo, a fictional account of Martin Luther King’s last day on … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Actress Cris Vianna is the target of racist comments on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: The facts and nothing but the facts. Using the internet and social networks to express racist sentiments is nothing new; here, we are simply reporting … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Musical spectacular “Aini-Ará” puts in focus black space and Afro-Brazilian culture in society. Piece also touches on racism, genocide and the role of black women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Well needless to say, this “Black November”, better known as the Month of Black Consciousness, has been a memorable one here on the blog! Simply … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Actress Sheron Menezes visits Angola and participates in TV channel’s international programming event; is this the network’s way of hiding its lack of diversity?


by Antonio Lucio Brazilians uninformed about what happens in Angola, where I returned last week and like a parrot repeating in exhaustion that Brazil in the Homeland of National Angolan … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment