Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Actress Jéssica Ellen, a former cleaning woman, is often confused with Brazil’s most successful black actress


Jéssica Ellen, who plays Rita on the TV show Malhação, was a cleaning woman and says that she’s already been confused for Brazil’s most successful black actress, Taís Araújo Before getting her … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Thalma Freitas and Afro-Brazilians as "suspects of the standard color" in Brazil


In another example of the way in which brown skin is automatically associated with crime in Brazil, well-known actress/singer Thalma Freitas was stopped, picked up and taken to a police … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · 2 Comments