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

Record TV’s “Speak Brazil” news program – With the whiteness of all of its hosts perhaps “Speak Denmark” would be a better name

Note from BW of Brazil: Race in the media is a popular topic here on the blog and for good reason. The media’s influences on the minds and perceptions of … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

Popular novela contributes to Brazil’s invisibility and stereotyping of blacks: Yet another example of “bamboozling”?

So yet another popular Brazilian novela (soap opera) has come to a close as the final chapter of the Record TV (Rede Record) network’s Dona Xepa broadcast its final episode … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Janaina Mello wins O Aprendiz and takes R$1.5 million

Janaina Mello wins O Aprendiz and takes R$1.5 millionThe grand finale was broadcast live from the Memorial of Latin America Janaina de Melo, 28, from the state of Amazonas, won … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment