Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: black Brazilians

Behind the cameras: black directors emerge on Brazilian audiovisual scene – With recent coup, filmmakers fear restriction of black production funding


The Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of a ‘Cinema Negro’ or Black Cinema emerging in Brazil has been an idea that has been gaining support as well as talented … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Singer Carmen Silva dies at age 71 of cardiac arrest; artist’s career spanned nearly four decades


Note from BW of Brazil: Among other hobbies of mine, crate digging for old music albums is one of my favorite pastimes. And needless to say, Brazilian music is a … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

In state beauty competition, black model files suit after hearing leaked message in which she was called ‘negrinha’; believes she was discarded due to skin color


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course in case such as this, it’s always a mistake to jump to any quick conclusions without more precise information, but even so, this … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

“I suffered from a lack of references,” says Joyce Ribeiro about blacks on TV; she’s the only regular black woman host on a network news program in the country


  Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while now, but as this blog highlights the experiences of black Brazilian women, the name Joyce Ribeiro has appeared on this … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

“Where’s the dentist?”: In the state of Piauí, patients have refused Laynna Marina’s services and don’t believe she’s a doctor simply because she’s black


Note from BW of Brazil: Many years ago, if one wanted to study everyday incidents of racism in Brazilian society, you either had to listen to stories from someone you knew, … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Black Rio: Exposition, documentary and book recover the history of the ‘bailes black’ (black soul dances) of 1970s Rio de Janeiro


Note from BW of Brazil: It was a fascinating era in Brazilian history. . Thousands of black teens and young adults donning the best 1970s fashion and spending their night … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Actress/model/DJ Pathy DeJesus becomes Playboy magazine’s Brazil edition’s tenth black woman to cover the magazine in 41 years


Note from BW of Brazil:Well, there’s a few ways to interpret this news. Seeing that Playboy magazine’s Brazil edition has only featured nine black women on its covers since its … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment