Black Women of Brazil

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Journalist Maria Júlia Coutinho covers Claudia magazine: ‘My militancy is my work’


Note from BW of Brazil: “Nossa” (Wow!) was this writer’s first reaction upon entering the Cultural Livraria bookstore one day this week. As I often stop in the store to … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Karine Alves, the only black female host on a cable TV sports station, proudly wears her natural hair; wants to be a role model, shares her experience with racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Journalism continues to be an area where Afro-Brazilians are vastly under-represented. Brazilian TV’s penchant for airing mostly journalists who physically fit the European standard has … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Study shows black women are a minority in Brazilian journalism


Note from BW of Brazil: This report is yet another confirmation of the types of data that makes a blog like Black Women of Brazil necessary: the under-representation of black … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Zileide Silva: One of Brazil’s top black journalists


Zileide Silva is one of the most prominent black journalists on the Brazilian airwaves. Her success, along with that of Glória Maria, has paved the way for a new generation of Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Though vastly underrepresented, these Afro-Brazilian journalists excel and bring a little diversity to Brazil’s airwaves


By Cuca Lazarotto * They are journalists, communicators, opinion makers, teachers, singers and warriors. Black women! Getting there was not easy. And it’s really not for most of us, hosts … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seminar "Blacks in the Media": Even with progress, whiteness remains the standard; blacks advance only when validated by the white system


Seminar “Blacks in the Media” featuring journalist Joyce Ribeiro (right)   “I  got into TV through an opening: let’s put a black on presenting the journal. That’s already a prejudice,” … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Glória Maria


A long-time, well-respected journalist, she is the closest thing to Oprah that Brazil has ever produced (in regards to black women). She was the first black female journalist to ever … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment