Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Which contest excluded black women this time? Oh, Miss Bumbum. Of course, there are no black women with shapely butts, right?


Competitors for Brazil’s “Miss Bumbum 2012” contest*  Well, this certainly isn’t a surprise, but then, maybe it is. If you’ve followed any of the posts here at BW of Brazil, … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · 17 Comments

Sexual connotations associated with the Brazilian black man and "mulata" woman: positive images or dehumanizing stereotypes?


Nielson Silva and Monica Rangel   In modern day Brazil, the power and economic structure is dominated primarily by men of a European phenotype or something close to it. On television, … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 34 Comments

Actress Juliana Alves shares her thoughts on her career, racism and Affirmative Action


  Today’s feature is an interview with the beautiful actress Juliana Alves. She is one of the most recognizable black actresses in Brazil and one of only a handful of … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actress Juliana Alves shares her thoughts on her career, racism and Affirmative Action


Today’s feature is an interview with the beautiful actress Juliana Alves. She is one of the most recognizable black actresses in Brazil and one of only a handful of black … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 2 Comments