Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Interview with actress Elina de Souza who will appear in new Record TV novela ‘Slave Mother’


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s feature, we bring you an interview with the actress Elina de Souza. Over the past several years she has been steadily building her … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Brazil’s billionaire and multi-millionaire media moguls: Can we now understand the media’s lack of racial diversity?


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course a little more than three years that this blog has existed, the issue of the extreme under-representation of Afro-Brazilians on the airwaves … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 29: Actress Stefanie Durval


Today, in number 29 of our ongoing series, Faces of Afro Brazil, we bring you promising actress Stefanie Durval from Serrinha, Rio de Janeiro. The actress has a career in … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Afro-Brazilian actors continue playing poor, suffering, stereotypical characters on TV


Note from BW of Brazil: There is simply no way to deny that in  any given society, the media, in particular television, plays a huge role in the dissemination and … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Name that stereotype: In its latest offering, network promotes more of the same in terms of black characters


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazilian novelas are an important cultural phenomenon for which to analyze the society. It’s almost impossible to really know Brazil without knowing a little about … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

How Brazil’s media keeps black women in their place: silent and in the kitchen


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post has actually been a long time coming as I’ve been meaning to post it since about August when one of the women over … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Children forage through polluted river in the northeast to gather cans; lawsuit filed against the city


Note from BW of Brazil: So how is it that Brazil deals with its poor citizens? And more, how does it deal with its poor, black citizens? This is the … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments