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Category Archives: Raça Brasil

Though vastly underrepresented, these Afro-Brazilian journalists excel and bring a little diversity to Brazil’s airwaves


By Cuca Lazarotto * They are journalists, communicators, opinion makers, teachers, singers and warriors. Black women! Getting there was not easy. And it’s really not for most of us, hosts … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roundtable discussion: Why do black Brazilian men prefer blond/white women?


The first three parts of our series on the issue of black Brazilian men and an apparent preference for white women, specifically blondes, continues to attract the intrigue of readers … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why do black Brazilian men prefer blondes? Part 2


Image taken from Raça Brasil magazine (Continued from Part 1) In the African-American community, particularly in the late 1980s during a quasi-revisiting of the late 60s, early 70s black consciousness era, … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Juliana Monteiro, Elite model


Juliana Monteiro, Elite model The past few decades have brought about many changes in regards tothe Afro-Brazilian community. In large part due to the efforts of the MovimentoNegro, there are … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Juliana Monteiro, Elite model


Juliana Monteiro, Elite model The past few decades have brought about many changes in regards to the Afro-Brazilian community. In large part due to the efforts of the Movimento Negro, … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 2


Aina Madame Garcia, Rio de Janeiro, 28, hair and fashion designer “In my life I have been surrounded by many black women of all ages, colors and backgrounds, and for … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Taís Araújo, a beautiful woman of many firsts!


Taís Araújo is an award-winning model, television host and actress of film and television. She is perhaps the most visible black woman in the Brazilian entertainment industry. Her accomplishments represent … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · 1 Comment