Black Women of Brazil

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“Black is the color of love, but also the color of the struggle” – Video for song “Negra” by Rio singer Marina Íris debuts online


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s just be real. A song sung by a black woman featuring black women as the main focus and primary presence of a music video? … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

“The majority of bookstores don’t have books that represent us,” says owner of new bookstore in city of Belo Horizonte dedicated to the work of black authors


Note from BW of Brazil: In April of 2015, this blog told readers that “Excluding titles about Afro-Brazilian sports stars (Neymar, Anderson Silva or Pelé) it’s almost impossible to find books about … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil’s center of black culture, gets it first multi-brand Afro-Brazilian fashion store


Note from BW of Brazil: The so-called Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurialism has seen an enormous surge in recent years with a number of initiatives targeting the specific market tastes of the black … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Three steps to sincere diversity in advertising: Recent commercials featuring black models/actors show how diversity in advertising is possible


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle for black representation in all areas of Brazilian society is an ongoing battle. And even with progress advancing at an ever so slow … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Actors Elisa Lucinda, Lázaro Ramos, Taís Araújo and Camila Pitanga form group to discuss series with only black actors


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, I think this type of initiative is a great idea. In a past article, I commented on how TV series with predominantly black … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

UN Women launches digital action with black Brazilian women YouTubers in the fight against racism and for black representation


Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you’re probably quite familiar with the star-making potential of the online video … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Singer Ludmilla featured on cover of ‘Forbes Brasil’ list of ‘under 30’ most promising people: With success, artist now wants an international career


Note from BW of Brazil: Whether you are fan of singer Ludmilla or not, you have to admit, the girl has come a LLOONNGG way! From her humble origins growing … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 2 Comments