Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Why are American women so bothered by the Globeleza commercial? For the same reasons many Brazilian women are. But exactly what does this image say about black women?


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes it’s that time of year again. Carnaval is coming! Of c0urse if you live in Brazil, you’ve already seen or heard some of the … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

The perverse connection between the stereotype and racism: 14 reasons NOT to watch the “Sexo e as negas” series


Note from BW of Brazil: Last night, the controversial new Globo TV series Sexo e as negas took its second episode on the air. The debate over this program has been … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

From the ‘mammy’ to the Carnaval ‘mulata’, black women’s representation on Brazil’s airwaves remains very limited


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s really not hard to tell. If you happen to watch Brazilian TV for any amount and you pay attention, you will note the overwhelming … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Message to whoever loves Brazilian Carnaval: the black woman is not your sex object!


Note from BW of Brazil: With Carnaval celebrations and associated festivities heating up, the image of the voluptuous, sexy and (many believe) sexually available black woman will again take center … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Meet Nayara Justino: The new Globeleza girl and representative of Rio’s world famous Carnaval


Note from BW of Brazil: Last Sunday, Nayara Justino was crowned the new Globeleza girl of the Globo TV network. This means that as the famous Carnaval season gets closer, … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

TV network’s search for Carnaval’s top “mulata” highlights black invisibility in the rest of the year


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Is it that time again? Well, not quite. Brazilian Carnaval doesn’t start for more than four months but the nation’s top TV network is … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Aline Prado photo gallery 1


  Aline Prado is Globo TVs Globeleza representative of the yearly Carnaval season. Aline stands 5’8″ tall, works out regularly, likes skating, loves chocolate and recently took up pole-dancing. Learn … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment