Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Interview with actress Elina de Souza who will appear in new Record TV novela ‘Slave Mother’


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s feature, we bring you an interview with the actress Elina de Souza. Over the past several years she has been steadily building her … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

“You can be a man in bed, but outside of it …”: the tragedy of hyper-sexualization of the black man in new prime-time novela


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of the sexual stereotyping of black women is a topic that a number of women have touched upon here over the past few … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

The artistry of the green-eyed poet, Elisa Lucinda


 Note from BW of Brazil: Although one would never know it judging from Brazil’s Eurocentric media, there are a lot of talented black women on the move in this Latin … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Afro-Brazilian actors continue playing poor, suffering, stereotypical characters on TV


Note from BW of Brazil: There is simply no way to deny that in  any given society, the media, in particular television, plays a huge role in the dissemination and … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Violent gang rape scene in soap opera speaks to the social situation of black Brazilian women


BW of Brazil: Today, we’ll be dealing with a controversial scene that was recently shown on a popular TV novela as well as a very sensitive topic. To explore the … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Aversion to black hair continues: soap opera writer will cut hair of black character after viewer criticism


Note from BW of Brazil: The intolerance against natural, kinky/curly black hair in Brazilian society has been a very popular topic on this blog and for good reason. In past … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

After protests against new soap opera that features no black characters out of 56, production adds one black actress to the cast


Note from BW of Brazil: On the blog a few days ago, there was a story about accusations of racism against Brazil’s most popular, most powerful TV network, Globo, because … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment