Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Juliana Alves

The battle over Affirmative Action in Brazil


Cotas (Quotas)* For the past decade, the implementation of a quota system to help more of Brazil’s non-whites get into  public federal universities has been one of the most divisive … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Brazilian mulata: black woman or something entirely different?


Soccer star Vagner Love surrounded by five mulatas   Last week I had a discussion about Brazil with an African-American graphic designer. He was putting together a flyer for an … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 36 Comments

In over 430 issues of the Brazilian edition of Playboy, only seven black women have made the cover


  In its 35 years in Brazil, Playboy magazine has put out more than 430 issues, and featured some of the most beautiful Brazilian women to grace its pages, yet and still, … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Actress Juliana Alves shares her thoughts on her career, racism and Affirmative Action


  Today’s feature is an interview with the beautiful actress Juliana Alves. She is one of the most recognizable black actresses in Brazil and one of only a handful of … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actress Juliana Alves shares her thoughts on her career, racism and Affirmative Action


Today’s feature is an interview with the beautiful actress Juliana Alves. She is one of the most recognizable black actresses in Brazil and one of only a handful of black … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

The "Brazilian Beyonces"!!


OK OK, so there really isn’t a such thing as a “Brazilian Beyonce”, right? But I guess everybody wants to be the queen on the throne. Although I usually deal … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

The "Brazilian Beyonces"!!


OK OK, so there really isn’t a such thing as a “Brazilian Beyonce”, right? But I guess everybody wants to be the queen on the throne. Although I usually deal … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments