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Actress Maria Gal speaks on the lack of black families in Brazilian cinema and TV and being told her skin color isn’t “commercial enough”


Actress Maria Gal speaks on the lack of black families in Brazilian cinema and TV and being told her skin color isn’t “commercial enough” By Marques Travae Far from being … Continue reading

August 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why is it a big deal that two black journalists recently anchored a news program together? It’s the first time ever and black news anchors are 3.7% of the total!


Rede TV network makes history featuring the first black duo to anchor a news program By Marques Travae In a follow-up to a story presented here just a few days … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

For the first time in Brazil, two black journalists will host a news program together as co-anchors


For the first time in Brazil, two black journalists will host a news program together It’s shameful that in this day and age we can still point out events when … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · 5 Comments

On average, on Brazil’s top TV networks, Globo, Record and SBT, only 8% of current casts of soap operas are black


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said this before, it’s an across the board policy. Since the controversy surrounding the cast of Brazil’s top television network Globo TV’s newest novela … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

“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