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Category Archives: Camila Pitanga

Brazilian novela “Lado a Lado” wins Emmy Award; series portrayed the situation of blacks after the abolition of slavery


Note from BW of Brazil: Recently here at BW of Brazil, we presented the news that FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) had rejected the suggestion of actors Lázaro Ramos … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 8 Comments

The representation of black women in Brazil’s novelas (soap operas)


Aparecida Petrowki (left) and Camila Pitanga Taís Araújo (left) and Maria Ceiça By Rosa Estrada I have just under three decades of existence, and, because of this, I don’t have … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

Brazil’s top TV network, Globo, simultaneously airing three productions with prominent presence of black actors


Camila Pitanga and Lázaro Ramos, protagonists of Lado a Lado  “A carne mais barata do mercado é a carne negra.” (“The cheapest meat in the market is the dark meat.”) – … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Brazilian mulata: black woman or something entirely different?


Soccer star Vagner Love surrounded by five mulatas   Last week I had a discussion about Brazil with an African-American graphic designer. He was putting together a flyer for an … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 36 Comments

In over 430 issues of the Brazilian edition of Playboy, only seven black women have made the cover


  In its 35 years in Brazil, Playboy magazine has put out more than 430 issues, and featured some of the most beautiful Brazilian women to grace its pages, yet and still, … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 2 Comments