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Makida Moda Afro: Bringing the beauty, elegance and sophistication of African fabrics along with identity, representation & empowerment of Black Women


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, sometimes you hav’ta do a double take. Last week I came across an interview with fashion entrepreneur Ignez Bacelar, which is featured below, and … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Blacks don’t buy”…Really? By the end of 2017, black Brazilians will have moved more than $1.6 trillion reais


Note from BW of Brazil: The title of today’s article is based on the myth that Brazilian advertisers use whenever asked why they don’t feature more black people in their … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

After 170 years, the important of blacks in one of Brazil’s bloodiest wars, the Farroupilha Revolution, is still minimized, says doctor in history


Note from BW of Brazil: Afro-Brazilian historians and activists have been saying this for a long time: black Brazilians are mostly non-existent in Brazilian history textbooks. Beyond representation as slaves, … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Miss Brasil 2017 and the Brazilian’s difficulty in accepting the beauty that represents it


Note from BW of Brazil: Well actually, we’ve known this for quite some time. I mean, if you haven’t figured out that Brazil doesn’t accept blackness as a representation of … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Eight racist stereotypes that Brazilian novelas need to stop using: The continuous invisibility and devaluation of the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that’s been discussed in numerous previous posts: the images, representation, and stereotypes of Afro-Brazilians on television. So if it’s been discussed in … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Students at the University of Brasília form the Quilombook club and dedicate themselves to debates on books written by black authors


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s no secret that the presence of Afro-Brazilians has been minuscule in numerous areas of Brazilian society. If every area of invisibility of black Brazilians … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Catalog highlighting work of 180 black women released at Flip, one of Brazil’s top literary events; book demonstrates the invisibility of black women authors


Note from BW of Brazil: As with so many other areas of Brazilian society, when discussing the issue of literature, the question must be asked: Where are the black authors? … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment