Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Lovely actress Erika Januza, protagonist of TV series Suburbia, shows off the color of summer


The actress, who brought life to the character Conceição in the Globo TV Suburbia series poses in a photo shoot in blue, one of the best bets for Brazil’s hottest season of … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Inspired by Beyoncé, actress Roberta Rodrigues straightens her hair and goes blonde; says guys are crazy about her new look


Actress Roberta Rodrigues who first became famous in her role as Berenice in the 2002 hit film Cidade de Deus (City of God) has decided to go against the grain in the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

After much promise and hype of 90% black cast, Subúrbia TV series descends into familiar clichés and stereotypes about black Brazilians


Back in September when I first read the news that Brazil’s biggest TV network, Globo, was producing a new TV series that featured a 90% Afro-Brazilian cast, I can’t lie, once again … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Preview clip of the upcoming TV series, Subúrbia


Please take 3 minutes and 27 seconds to watch a preview collage of the upcoming TV series Subúrbia.  As we reported a few days ago, the cast is primarily Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazil’s top TV network, Globo, simultaneously airing three productions with prominent presence of black actors


Camila Pitanga and Lázaro Ramos, protagonists of Lado a Lado  “A carne mais barata do mercado é a carne negra.” (“The cheapest meat in the market is the dark meat.”) – … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Photos and more about the upcoming TV series Subúrbia


The series’ protagonists, Ana Pérola, Fabricio Boliveira and Erika Januza Globo TV series Subúrbia debuts November 1st.  Note: This is a followup to the original report about this series. See the first … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 2 Comments