Black Women of Brazil

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Fists up!! Members of Afro-Brazilian intellectual debate group fill mall movie theater to watch Black Panther; pride, cheers and emotion symbolize the whole night


Note from BW of Brazil: After all of the hype and anticipation of the premier of the Marvel film Black Panther in São Paulo, I’m left wondering as to which … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

“Black Panther” arrives in Brazil, shows the possible side of cinema: “We want to see stories with black heroes & heroines, characters breaking stereotypes”


Note from BW of Brazil: The wait is finally over! For more than a week now, I watched people share photos, trailers and comments about the debut Marvel’s Black Panther film. Needless, … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Bahia artist Thiago Borba portrays black beauty and seeks to deconstruct racism in his photographic project ‘Black is Beautiful’


Note from BW of Brazil: Stunning! Absolutely stunning! Since the beginning of this blog, one of the principal motives was to present opinions and experiences of the racial issue n … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The face of Brazil: Photographic collection provides photos of the black population after the end of slavery


Note from BW of Brazil: As understanding of the condition of Brazil’s black population is one of the primary objectives of this blog, I will of course always be intrigued when there is … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

What kind of tribute is this?!? Rio’s Salgueiro samba school generates controversy paying “homage” to black women with its members wearing blackface


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, this is actually beginning to be a worn out topic. Many people, including myself, have weighed in numerous times on why displays of … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 4 Comments

There are white people in the samba: Carnival is also a time to discuss privileges; when people not connected to the culture get the exposure and the money


Note from BW of Brazil: “The Party’s Over, Time To Call It A Day…” Well, not quite. But as the champions of the big party are named, the country will … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment