“I was fired for being black and having an afro”: Rio man details his ordeal after being harassed and dismissed due to his look
Note from BW of Brazil: If you haven’t realized it by now, Brazil’s standards of attractiveness and beauty are undeniably anti-black. Is there really any way to continue denying this? … Continue reading
Rapper Karol Conka sounds off on boy band’s controversial statement about black hair: “I spent my whole life being called names”
Note from BW of Brazil: Strong reactions came from every direction after the member of a boy band made a statement about what many interpreted as an insult to black … Continue reading
Note from BW of Brazil: Overcoming a number of obstacles, Vera Veronika is a woman of various accomplishments. Her achievements and outlook as a black Brazilian woman represent very well … Continue reading
Aparecida Petrowky: Compared to Rhianna, Halle, Beyonce and others, see her gallery of hairstyles from long and straight, to curly, short and afro – Who does she remind you of?
Actress Aparecida Petrowky became known to most Brazilians through her role on the Globo TV novela Viver a Vida in 2009. Although she made a name for herself playing the role of Sandrinha in … Continue reading
Actress Aparecida Petrowky been’s rockin’ her ‘fro since April! "Women have to appreciate the black race and stop straightening their hair". See the gallery here!
Petrowky: “Women have to appreciate the black race and stop straightening their hair” We had a little fun on another post following actress Aparecida Petrowky through her various hair … Continue reading
By Fabiana Mascarenhas As a child I was ashamed of my hair. I dreamed of having a hairstyle like my friends in class, always straight and shiny. Television, the media, … Continue reading
Gone are days when kinky/curly hair was synonymous with mistreated and laborious hair. Nowadays in Brazil, kinky/curly hair is increasingly associated with self-assertion, self-esteem, behavior and femininity. Mirella Santos … Continue reading