MC Soffia uses doll to talk about self-esteem: “I’m a Black Barbie” – Upcoming single, “Barbie Black”, speaks of the lack of diversity that affects even toys
Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve had my eyes on the talented young rapper MC Soffia for a few years now. It’s really promising seeing a girl so young already being so conscious … Continue reading
Where are our black superheroes? Inspired by Marvel Comics, Bahian artist turns myths of African Orixás (deities) into superheroes
Note from BW of Brazil: Just like any young boy, I spent a great amount of my time in the fantasy world of the superheroes. It was a regular part … Continue reading
Famed writer Carolina Maria de Jesus was a dark-skinned black woman with wooly hair; should a fair-skinned woman with straight hair portray her in a play?
Note from BW of Brazil: Well, one can always count on Brazil to provide some sort of controversy when the issue is race, and today’s controversy provides yet another log to … Continue reading
The real world, only in reverse: What would it be like if black people and white people traded places? How would people react?
Note from BW of Brazil: So, did you notice anything strange about the photo above? If so, what struck you as strange? In a country like Brazil, creating a huge … Continue reading
Classic children’s characters earn another meaning: Everyday situations and acts of racial prejudice lead psychology student to create a line of black dolls
Note from BW of Brazil: The scream is getting louder: WHERE ARE THE BLACK DOLLS? And it’s not just the issue of the lack of black dolls. As I have … Continue reading
Where are the black professionals of Brazil? Two projects seek to combat the invisibility of blacks in the media and in the job market
Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that is constantly discussed on this blog. Where are Afro-Brazilians in numerous areas of Brazilian society? In recent decades, black Brazilians have … Continue reading