Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Globo Network

“You are black, do you think they’ll give you an (acting) opportunity that is not a slave or a maid?” – Black actors speak of difficulty working in Brazilian market

Note from BW of Brazil: The discussion over the actor/character representation of the Globo TV prime time novela Segundo Sol has been a hot topic ever since the first photos … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Carnaval dancer Camila Silva will make her acting debut in novela as a call girl; role and hot scenes again provoke question of black women in media

Note from BW of Brazil: The debate is not new, especially among conscious black men and women in Brazil. Regardless of the rejection on the part of this segment of … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Black women activists: The debate over the ‘Sexo e as negas’ series must continue; present open letter to congressman who voiced support of series

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a little while since we’ve approached the topic of the ongoing television  series entitled Sexo e as negas. And while it is true … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Black women organize national boycott against TV series “Sexo e as negas”; seven charges of racism filed with Secretary of Racial Equality

Note from BW of Brazil: With the fallout from the latest controversy over racism on the soccer field still fresh in the public’s mind, yesterday we warned you of the … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Violent gang rape scene in soap opera speaks to the social situation of black Brazilian women

BW of Brazil: Today, we’ll be dealing with a controversial scene that was recently shown on a popular TV novela as well as a very sensitive topic. To explore the … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Former Globeleza beauty Aline Prado covers the February edition of Playboy Brasil magazine

Note from BW of Brazil: With the Carnaval commercial vignettes featuring the new Globeleza girl now in full rotation on Globo TV, the inevitable question is, where is the Aline … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

“How many people started after me and ‘suck’ on Globo TV’s tits?” With no new contract or health care, long-time actress Neusa Borges ponders how she will support her family

Actress’s latest role was in the Globo TV novela “Salve Jorge” Note from BW of Brazil: Back in January of 2012, the blog presented news that actress Neusa Borges had suffered a … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment