Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

TV network tourism show will feature Brazilian television’s only black host couple


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the ongoing themes of this blog is the lack of visibility of black women and Afro-Brazilians in general in Brazil’s mass media. People … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Antonieta de Barros: Journalist, teacher and the first black woman to become a state representative in Brazil


Antonieta de Barros, teacher, journalist, writer, was the first black woman to become a state representative of the country and the first woman state deputy of the state of Santa … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Black professionals reveal their experiences with prejudice in a new book


Stories of discrimination experienced by black professionals organized into a book A television reporter who has lost count of how many times she’d been mistaken for a makeup artist at … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Study shows black women are a minority in Brazilian journalism


Note from BW of Brazil: This report is yet another confirmation of the types of data that makes a blog like Black Women of Brazil necessary: the under-representation of black … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Joyce Ribeiro


Joyce Ribeiro is one of the top black journalists in Brazil. Since beginning her career as a television journalist at the RIT network in the late 90s, she has since … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Joyce Ribeiro


Joyce Ribeiro is one of the top black journalists in Brazil. Since beginning her career as a television journalist at the RIT network in the late 90s, she has since … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Elisa Lucinda


Elisa Lucinda is a journalist, singer, actress and is considered one of the expressive Brazilian poets of today. She has performed in Brazilian soap operas and some of her poems … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment