Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Fists up!! Members of Afro-Brazilian intellectual debate group fill mall movie theater to watch Black Panther; pride, cheers and emotion symbolize the whole night


Note from BW of Brazil: After all of the hype and anticipation of the premier of the Marvel film Black Panther in São Paulo, I’m left wondering as to which … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

“Black Panther” arrives in Brazil, shows the possible side of cinema: “We want to see stories with black heroes & heroines, characters breaking stereotypes”


Note from BW of Brazil: The wait is finally over! For more than a week now, I watched people share photos, trailers and comments about the debut Marvel’s Black Panther film. Needless, … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making moves! After appearing in the Fevest fashion show, up and coming actress/model Stefanie Durval stars in the film ‘Quebrando as Pernas’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always nice to bring our readers people who making things happen! We first introduced you to this young lady last June. But since then Stefanie … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The black is the only individual in Brazil who has to assume his race/ethnicity”: Yasmin Thayná discusses how the experience of the black woman influenced her upcoming short film ‘K’Bela’


Note from BW of Brazil: The representation of the experience of being a Brazilian citizen is one that is often determined by one’s social class and race. And although the … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Black Screen Project brings black culture to the big screen and debates racism


Note from  BW of Brazil: It’s good to see initiatives and projects such as this one! Afro-Brazilian history and culture and discussions of the role of racism in maintaining racial … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adele Fátima: the queen of Brazil’s 1970s soft core “pornochanchada” films


Note from BW of Brazil: Today we feature one of Brazil’s most recognized symbols of the swinging, sexploitation films of the 1970’s: Adele Fátima. Adele was a star of a genre of … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment