Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Actress Adriana Alves celebrates professional and personal success in New York


Note from BW of Brazil: Actress Adriana Alves began her professional career on the Record TV network program Turma do Gueto, a series featuring a primarily black cast that portrayed the … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cirilo’s Syndrome: When black males will do and accept anything for the love of a white female


Young actors Larissa Manoela and Jean Paulo in the TV series Carrossel Today’s guest post is by Daniela Gomes who shares her thoughts on the popular children’s novela Carrossel, which is … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Racism in Latin American children’s programs


On Brazilian television, it’s very common to see television shows and movies made outside of the country being shown on TV stations. In many of them, the original visual presentations … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · 4 Comments