Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Rede Record

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