Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“You can be a man in bed, but outside of it …”: the tragedy of hyper-sexualization of the black man in new prime-time novela


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of the sexual stereotyping of black women is a topic that a number of women have touched upon here over the past few … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

The continued masculization of black women and the media’s effeminization of black men: The view from Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, the origins of today’s post started back in the year 2000 when I saw the sister singing duo Pepê and Neném (twins Potiara de Oliveira … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

American racism vs. Brazilian racism: What do representations of black women tell us?


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazilian society, when the discussion is racism, many people are still quick to point to the United States as the “real” racist country while … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

A message to the African-American community on stereotypes about Brazilian women


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is a collaborative essay by Mark Wells, a frequent traveler to Brazil who has written on the topic of blacks and racism in Brazil … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 57 Comments

“To stop being a racist, my love, is not to fuck a mulata”: Considerations on racist compliments


Note from BW of Brazil: This latest post touches on many of the topics that have been previously discussed here at BW of Brazil. Brazilian-styled racism, the image of black … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Outside of history: study show that black women have no place in contemporary Brazilian literature


Of 1,245 characters cataloged, only 34 are black women. 70% of the time they are portrayed as maids and prostitutes Research conducted by the Grupo de Estudos em Literatura Brasileira … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sexually provocative Rio funk rapper/singer Tati Quebra-Barraco recuperates from her 26th plastic surgery


Funk rapper Tati Quebra-Barraco: early 2000s (left) and today   Her songs are pure provocation. In her shows, she drives the guys crazy and she knows it. An expert in … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment