Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Cidade de Deus

Rafaela Silva becomes first Brazilian female world champion of Judo!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story is an example of perseverance, determination, overcoming the odds and racist criticism. Reported back in August of 2012 on this very blog was … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sexually provocative Rio funk rapper/singer Tati Quebra-Barraco recuperates from her 26th plastic surgery


Funk rapper Tati Quebra-Barraco: early 2000s (left) and today   Her songs are pure provocation. In her shows, she drives the guys crazy and she knows it. An expert in … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

After much promise and hype of 90% black cast, Subúrbia TV series descends into familiar clichés and stereotypes about black Brazilians


Back in September when I first read the news that Brazil’s biggest TV network, Globo, was producing a new TV series that featured a 90% Afro-Brazilian cast, I can’t lie, once again … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Preview clip of the upcoming TV series, Subúrbia


Please take 3 minutes and 27 seconds to watch a preview collage of the upcoming TV series Subúrbia.  As we reported a few days ago, the cast is primarily Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment