Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black representation

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

September 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Black women collaborate in photographic essay exalting African royalty: Three São Paulo natives represent Queens Nzinga, Makeda and Yaa Asantewaa


Note from BW of Brazil: Representation, representation, and more representation! A keyword that cannot be stressed enough on this blog. What does one do when depictions of beauty in a mainstream media … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Actress Cris Vianna and the importance of having black dolls; even with them being rare in Brazil, she has a collection of about 60-70 black dolls!


Note from BW of Brazil: One of these days I must meet the actress Cris Vianna! I’m really not much into what Brazil has to offer in terms of its … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Guilhermina and Candelário’ is the first cartoon to feature a majority of black characters on Brazilian television


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s media has long had a problem with showing the diversity of its population in the mainstream. And in a society in which skin color, … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

With a theme focused on black cinema and representation, Festival Latinidades addresses the web as a place of dialogue and resistance


Note from BW of Brazil: Black representation in the media is one of the main issues we tackle here at BW of Brazil and the internet is an area that … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear white people: wearing an anti-racism t-shirt won’t change the system of white supremacy – TV host seems to have forgotten the years of whiteness on her show


Note from BW of Brazil:This always amazes me. I won’t attempt to point out all reactions and types of white people in terms of the race question because there are … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 5 Comments