Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Small number of blacks on TV leads to racism in childhood, experts say


Note from BW of Brazil: The day to day experiences of living in a country in which racism and white supremacy are prominent factors can have a very penetrative effect … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Guilhermina and Candelário’ is the first cartoon to feature a majority of black characters on Brazilian television


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s media has long had a problem with showing the diversity of its population in the mainstream. And in a society in which skin color, … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Series ‘Mister Brau’ featured in UK newspaper and site focusing on films of the African Diaspora; series being hailed as groundbreaking for Afro-Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: The news about the new Globo TV series Mister Brau starring real life couple Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo has garnered the attention of two English-oriented … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Actress Lucy Ramos talks about marriage and children: ‘I want to soon have twins’


Note from BW of Brazil: Although actress Lucy Ramos has been around for a number of years perfecting her craft, her star is really starting to take off now with … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day in Brazil – But among the diverse couples in commercials, why is the black woman kissing a mannequin and where are the black couples?


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s media, you just have to see it to believe it! Now I’m sure there will be those people who will leave a message asking … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where were the black girls? How the blond TV host Xuxa and her all-blond teen singing group taught one woman about racism


Note from BW of Brazil: This is the first of two pieces today that discuss the influence and effects of a popular television host that Brazilians know as simply Xuxa … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment