Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

What is Brazil’s obsession with blackface??? After two separate performances activists call for an end to disrespect of Afro-Brazilian community


Note from BW of Brazil: So the time has come to really ask what’s really going on here. We’ve already approached the issue of Brazilian performers and average people wearing blackface … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

‘You want to be a singer or actress? But with that hair?’ – TV host/owner comment provokes controversy


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmmm, now where have we heard this type of comment before? First, a little background. Silvio Santos (real name Senor Abravanel, born December 12, 1930), is … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 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

Who among you will cast the first stone? Two of the vigilantes who tied teen to a pole have prior criminal records


Note from BW of Brazil: In a climate of lawlessness and evidence of a society in chaos, last week a well-known journalist endorsed a controversial vigilante act that has been … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

If Brazil thinks “mulata” (black) women are such beautiful, gifted dancers, why are white women 90% of the models/dancers featured on game, comedy and variety shows?


Note from BW of Brazil: As this blog has pointed out on numerous occasions, as well as people like American filmmaker Spike Lee, Brazilian filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo or Mozambican … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Cirilo’s Syndrome: When black males will do and accept anything for the love of a white female


Young actors Larissa Manoela and Jean Paulo in the TV series Carrossel Today’s guest post is by Daniela Gomes who shares her thoughts on the popular children’s novela Carrossel, which is … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment