Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Inspired by Beyoncé, actress Roberta Rodrigues straightens her hair and goes blonde; says guys are crazy about her new look


Actress Roberta Rodrigues who first became famous in her role as Berenice in the 2002 hit film Cidade de Deus (City of God) has decided to go against the grain in the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Black (negro) or African descendant (afrodescendente)? What’s in a term? Three well-known Brazilians weigh in on which term they prefer to define themselves


When speaking of racial classification or identity in Brazil, things can get quite complex. On the one hand, various reports have proclaimed Brazil to have the largest black or African descendant largest population … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Preta Gil, Jair Bolsonaro and the promiscuous stereotype of black women


One of the most controversial stories from 2011 involved an exchange being singer Preta Gil and federal deputy* Jair Bolsonaro. On March 28th, during the television program, “CQC”, of the … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Preta Gil, Jair Bolsonaro and the stereotype of the promiscuous black woman


One of the most controversial stories from 2011 involved an exchange being singer Preta Gil and federal deputy* Jair Bolsonaro. On March 28th, during the television program, “CQC”, of the TV Bandeirantes … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brazilian "Dreamgirls"


I’m sure you all remember the hit flick Dreamgirls from 2006, the adaptation of the 1981 musical of the same name. The movie that starred Beyonce, but that many would … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Brazilian "Dreamgirls"


I’m sure you all remember the hit flick Dreamgirls from 2006, the adaptation of the 1981 musical of the same name. The movie that starred Beyonce, but that many would … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment