Black Women of Brazil

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Talking to the black community: Black women finding a “place of speaking” to discuss issues with other sistas on the internet, radio and YouTube


Black women finding a place of speaking to discuss issues of black women on the internet, radio and YouTube “I don’t want to know of another in our speaking place. … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

In Bahia, 76.3% of the population defines itself as black brown or mixed, but 79% of professors at the Federal University of Bahia are white


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Now, if it’s hard to find black professors at the federal university located in a state with one of the largest black population, imagine … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 3 Comments

“Institutional racism ends up impeding our careers and ascension in political power”: Superior Electoral Court judgment may increase black women’s space in politics


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazil, both in the past as well as today, the power elites of the country have ALWAYS been white or least, what some people … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

On average, on Brazil’s top TV networks, Globo, Record and SBT, only 8% of current casts of soap operas are black


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said this before, it’s an across the board policy. Since the controversy surrounding the cast of Brazil’s top television network Globo TV’s newest novela … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

14-year old MC Soffia’s message of black pride and empowerment will represent Brazil at the 2018 BET Awards in the category of Best New International Act


Note from BW of Brazil: When YOU shine we ALL shine!! Look at little MC Soffia goin’ international!! You KNOW I’m lovin’ this news! Little MC Soffia’s boldness and attitude … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

“The worst moment of school was when they talked about slavery. I felt humiliated”: The embarrassment of black children in classes about slavery and abolition


If you start your history with slavery then everything else will look like progress ~ John Henrik Clarke Note from BW of Brazil: Reading this story reminded me of a school … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

“You are black, do you think they’ll give you an (acting) opportunity that is not a slave or a maid?” – Black actors speak of difficulty working in Brazilian market


Note from BW of Brazil: The discussion over the actor/character representation of the Globo TV prime time novela Segundo Sol has been a hot topic ever since the first photos … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment