Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Domingão do Faustão

Popular TV host sets off a firestorm after comparing a black woman’s hair to a “witch’s broom”


  Photo of dancer Arielle Macedo and TV host Fausto Silva Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so here we go again! It seems that it’s always open season on black … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dancer Ivi Pizzot: Photo gallery 2


Learn a little about and see more photos of this native of the city of Niterói in the state of Rio de Janeiro here. See more photos of Ivi here.   … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Meet Ivi Pizzott: 25-year old dancer is one of the few black women on popular TV variety show and new resident in Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: Recently on the blog there was an article about the vast under-representation of Afro-Brazilian women on Brazilian game, comedy and variety shows that feature models … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

If Brazil thinks “mulata” (black) women are such beautiful, gifted dancers, why are white women 90% of the models/dancers featured on game, comedy and variety shows?


Note from BW of Brazil: As this blog has pointed out on numerous occasions, as well as people like American filmmaker Spike Lee, Brazilian filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo or Mozambican … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Singer who gained fame for her version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is disrespected after comment about her hair; files suit against supermarket


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of hair, hairstyles and hair textures has been one of Brazil’s longest-enduring signs of its slave past and social/racial inequality in which each … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Actress Sheron Menezes: “I like sex, period. Now I want to give pleasure and take pleasure”


After two consecutive years of being Queen in Sapucaí (1) in front of the Portela Samba school drum troupe, actress Sheron Menezes will not march on the avenue with her Brazilian “black power (afro … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dancer Aline Barbosa


This Rio de Janeiro native spent eight years as part of the Balé do Domingão all-female dance troupe on the popular Globo TV variety show Domingão do Faustão and began dancing at … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 2 Comments