Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Novela shows the racism practiced by whites and among blacks: Interracial romance of ‘O Outro Lado do Paraíso’ discusses different practices of discrimination


Note from BW of Brazil: Such a simplistic analysis of what’s going on in this novela. But, in reality, I don’t expect much when the topic is Globo TV novelas, … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

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