Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

‘Guilhermina and Candelário’ is the first cartoon to feature a majority of black characters on Brazilian television

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s media has long had a problem with showing the diversity of its population in the mainstream. And in a society in which skin color, … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo thrill audiences in play ‘The Mountaintop’, a fictional account of Martin Luther King’s last day – But why was the audience overwhelmingly white?

Note from BW of Brazil: As of late, actors and real life couple Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo have made a number of headlines in recent weeks. Already arguably Brazil’s most … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments