Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Pepe and Neném

Black and Gay: Which form of discrimination takes precedence when someone is both? Brazilian singers compared to "Planet of the Apes"


Singers Pepê e Nenê with TV host Marília Gabriela   As the debates over homosexuality, gay marriage and the rights of homosexuals continue to be a hot topic in the … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Black and Gay: Which form of discrimination takes precedence when someone is both? Brazilian singers compared to "Planet of the Apes"


Singers Pepê e Nenê with TV host Marília Gabriela As the debates over homosexuality, gay marriage and the rights of homosexuals continue to be a hot topic in the black community, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

"Nega Maluca" and the popularization of blackface in Brazil


Although the season of Carnaval has yet to start, when I came across these images, I was a little disturbed. I can’t say that I was shocked because the image of blackface seems … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 6 Comments

Karen and Karina Ferreira: Representing black Brazilian beauty in the world of modeling, Part 1


Karen Maria Ferreira Flores and Karina Eugênia Ferreira Flores are identical twins, 15 years old, born in the capital city of Brasília, models, students of the public school system and residents … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment