Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Brazilian media

“You are black, do you think they’ll give you an (acting) opportunity that is not a slave or a maid?” – Black actors speak of difficulty working in Brazilian market


Note from BW of Brazil: The discussion over the actor/character representation of the Globo TV prime time novela Segundo Sol has been a hot topic ever since the first photos … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rede Globo TV sued for low percentage of black actors in novela set in state of Bahia; state nearly 80% black but main cast of soap opera is nearly 90% white


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, now things are getting interesting! It’ll be intriguing to see if activists actually manage to disrupt the “black exclusion/business as usual” narrative that Rede … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Actors have emergency meeting with top TV network over lack of blacks in soap opera; network changes its tune but only after pressure from white actors


Note from BW of Brazil: The scenario behind an upcoming novela (soap opera) on Brazil’s top TV network is becoming a soap opera in itself. In a follow up report … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Who’s afraid of black couples?” In Brazil’s media, seeing a romantic pair that features a black man and black woman is a rarity – What’s the message here?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, needless to say, it’s a question that needs to be asked. Although I haven’t put the question in the same manner as the title … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Good for entertainment but not more serious presentations: On Brazilian television, only 3.7% of the hosts are black, says research


  Note from BW of Brazil: Well as we can see, some things change extremely slowly if not at all. Journalism is one of those fields, of the many in … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Relax…It’s just a joke!”: NO! “Humor” on Brazilian television is a racist tragedy


Note from BW of Brazil: The absurdity of Brazilian television is something that one really has to watch to believe. I admit, I don’t spend much time watching it because … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

In study, 10-year old black girls reject their features and imagine the fairy tale “charming prince” to have blond hair and blue eyes


Black girls in study imagined the “charming prince” to have blond hair and blue eyes. Top photo courtesy of HDA Models in São Paulo Note from BW of Brazil: As … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 2 Comments