Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The enduring power of myth: Journalist proclaims there was no racism in Brazil until quotas were implemented


Note from BW of Brazil: This blog often deals with the enduring power of the “racial democracy” myth that has existed in the minds of millions of Brazilians (some of … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Series ‘Mister Brau’ featured in UK newspaper and site focusing on films of the African Diaspora; series being hailed as groundbreaking for Afro-Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: The news about the new Globo TV series Mister Brau starring real life couple Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo has garnered the attention of two English-oriented … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“I grew up without having a black couple that represented me,” says actress Taís Araújo. Starring with real life husband in new series, pair has become a reference for black couples


Note from BW of Brazil: Actress Taís Araújo has been featured or mentioned in a number of previous posts and for good reason. She is perhaps the most accomplished of black … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 8 Comments

The hard realities of show biz: After starring roles in hit film and TV series, singer Jacqueline Simão falls to earth after 15 minutes of fame – artist now on comeback trail


Note from BW of Brazil: Incredible! It’s been nine years! It’s really hard to believe that the film and mini-series Antônia came out back in 2006, early a decade ago. A … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

“(Hot) women for all tastes”? Photo featuring all blond women draws fire for sexism and a lack of diversity


Note from BW of Brazil: So here we go again! Yet another example of how Brazil’s media loves to present itself representative of all Brazilians while simultaneously promoting a supposed … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

After her being “too black” led to her dismissal as Carnaval’s poster girl, Nayara Justino will be the topic of British documentary and star in a soap opera


Note from BW of Brazil: The name Nayara Justino may ring a bell for some of you who consistently follow this blog. She was the young lady who won a … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Flávia Oliveira: The girl from Irajá in Rio, that became a reference in economic journalism


Note from BW of Brazil: Although one would never know it by consistent stereotypical representations in the media that restrict them to the kitchen or the bedroom, there are numerous … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment