Black Women of Brazil

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Egnalda Côrtes: Meet the woman behind some of Brazil’s most popular black YouTubers


Note from BW of Brazil: I gotta say that I impressed with this business venture. In the past few years, I’ve posted a number of articles showing how the popular … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

How long will black women be maids in your novelas (soap operas)? Why Brazil’s media needs more black writers and directors


Note from BW of Brazil: The more things change the more they stay the same. That’s my basic assessment of black characters on Brazilian TV series novelas (soap operas). Since … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Slam poetry taking off in the peripheries of Salvador, Bahia: In rhymes, social problems are brought to the public by youth in a creative and powerful way


Note from BW of Brazil: Most of us connected to aspects of black culture are familiar with the art form known as Slam Poetry. The art has been gaining steam … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

When is blackface not actually blackface? Journalist defends her photo exhibit that digitally blackened the faces of numerous prominent white people


Note from BW of Brazil: HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of Black Women of Brazil’s readers and welcome to 2018! For my first post of 2018, I must take care … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Turning white: Why do they whiten blacks in movies, soap operas, advertisements and in history?


Note from BW of Brazil: You’ve seen it before…Think about it. When was the last time you saw a film, TV series or advertisement that featured a white actor/actress or … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

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