Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

This doesn’t look like ‘Black Bahia’!: Soap opera set in 76% black state presents 87% white cast; campaign presents 53 black actors that could have been cast


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s get real about this. Brazil is not about change but rather status quo. If it were any other way it wouldn’t be Brazil. Which … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Who’s afraid of black couples?” In Brazil’s media, seeing a romantic pair that features a black man and black woman is a rarity – What’s the message here?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, needless to say, it’s a question that needs to be asked. Although I haven’t put the question in the same manner as the title … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Good for entertainment but not more serious presentations: On Brazilian television, only 3.7% of the hosts are black, says research


  Note from BW of Brazil: Well as we can see, some things change extremely slowly if not at all. Journalism is one of those fields, of the many in … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Three steps to sincere diversity in advertising: Recent commercials featuring black models/actors show how diversity in advertising is possible


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle for black representation in all areas of Brazilian society is an ongoing battle. And even with progress advancing at an ever so slow … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nigerian animator seeks crowdfunding to bring a black children’s cartoon, “Bino and Fino”, to Brazil


Nigerian animator seeks crowdfunding to bring a black children’s cartoon to Brazil By BW of Brazil with information from Cartoon Brew and CNN Race in Brazil, Africa and its people, blackness … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

After portraying a maid 25 times on TV, long-time actress Solange Couto denounces racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes in life it’s necessary to stop, step back and think for a few minutes so that it’s possible to see ‘the big picture’, as … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Small number of blacks on TV leads to racism in childhood, experts say


Note from BW of Brazil: The day to day experiences of living in a country in which racism and white supremacy are prominent factors can have a very penetrative effect … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment