Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

2013 Troféu Raça Negra awards an international event as it honors achievements of Africans, Brazilians and Americans in the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The 2013 Troféu Raça Negra (Black Race Trophy), which took place last Sunday (November 17th) was a truly international event as it honored various contributors … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

After much promise and hype of 90% black cast, Subúrbia TV series descends into familiar clichés and stereotypes about black Brazilians


Back in September when I first read the news that Brazil’s biggest TV network, Globo, was producing a new TV series that featured a 90% Afro-Brazilian cast, I can’t lie, once again … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Preview clip of the upcoming TV series, Subúrbia


Please take 3 minutes and 27 seconds to watch a preview collage of the upcoming TV series Subúrbia.  As we reported a few days ago, the cast is primarily Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

TV series Subúrbia, featuring a 90% black cast, being hailed as groundbreaking for Brazilian television


Series promises to be a landmark for Brazilian TV       With the presence of almost the entire cast of over 40 people and director Luiz Fernando Carvalho, the … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Photos and more about the upcoming TV series Subúrbia


The series’ protagonists, Ana Pérola, Fabricio Boliveira and Erika Januza Globo TV series Subúrbia debuts November 1st.  Note: This is a followup to the original report about this series. See the first … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 2 Comments