Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Is Brazil the new blackface capital? White actor draws criticism after donning black makeup and “paying homage” to Godfather of Soul, James Brown


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said for some time now that I’m not really a believer in coincidences. Things happen when they happen because they are supposed to happen. … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

In 2016? Really? Popular Globo TV morning program features guest wearing ‘blackface’ dressed as ‘nega maluca’ and is accused of racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s just be real about this. For me, this is not a case of not being aware of the offensive nature of this practice. Even … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Actor Paulo Gustavo apologizes after strong criticisms for using blackface to portray a black woman in a comedy skit


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here we go again! The topic of blackface is one that has been frequently discussed on this blog since almost the very beginning. But … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

‘But my father’s black!’: After making a video wearing blackface, blond You Tuber tries to justify herself and makes the situation worse


Note from BW of Brazil: Ah, Brazil Brazil! At it again huh? Yet another Brazilian adds to the recent obsession of wearing blackface to make jokes. As this surge in … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

When racist stereotyping of black women descends into humiliation: The case of the Globeleza


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s topic is a bit depressing and difficult to discuss. Of course, if you live in Brazil, with Carnaval season long gone, this story is … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

Photos of a practical joke with racist content generate controversy on the Internet


 Student leads a woman painted black in chains as historic slave figure Chica da Silva   A practical staged last Friday by students of the faculty of law at the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Brazilian TV network’s usage of blackface and stereotypes causes outrage in online community


Once again, the Brazilian media has been accused of promoting demeaning images of its black population. The online social network, Correio Nagô, that presents itself as the online voice of Brazil’s … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 1 Comment