Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Actress Lucy Ramos talks about marriage and children: ‘I want to soon have twins’


Note from BW of Brazil: Although actress Lucy Ramos has been around for a number of years perfecting her craft, her star is really starting to take off now with … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

New nine o’clock novela will feature a black lawyer that ascends socially by means of the quota system


Note from BW of Brazil: We must always remember that media has at least three main purposes. 1) To portray the times in which we live and 2) To shape … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

TV network validates protests of activists against its controversial program; and what of the prominent “house negroes” that supported it?


Note from BW of Brazil: The controversial television series Sexo e as Nêgas has now aired its third episode. The program which has provoked outrage and repudiation on the part … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Actress Adriana Lessa joins cast of “Sexo e as negas”: Is her character, a business woman, an attempt to address criticisms of the show’s stereotypical portrayals of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: In our ongoing coverage of the television series Sexo e as negas, we realize that persons outside of Brazil who don’t subscribe to Globo TV’s … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Media manipulation: After racist insult makes headlines, talk show features an all-white panel to downplay the issue


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this is so typical of Brazil’s media and how the nation itself deals with issues concerning race. The story about the young fan … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 6 Comments

Musician Carlinhos Brown defends controversial new program “Sex and the Negress”; blogger accuses him of selling out


Note from BW of Brazil: With the debut of the Globo TV network series Sexo e as negas, there is now a full out battle over the minds and opinions … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

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