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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

Good for entertainment but not more serious presentations: On Brazilian television, only 3.7% of the hosts are black, says research


  Note from BW of Brazil: Well as we can see, some things change extremely slowly if not at all. Journalism is one of those fields, of the many in … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Why representation matters; Jarid Arraes releases book about black Brazilian heroines and immediately breaks sales record for independent publisher


Note from BW of Brazil: The invisibility of Afro-Brazilian authors, subjects, themes, and protagonists is no secret. Go to any bookstore throughout Brazil, small and independent or large chain stores, … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black beauty featured on covers of three fashion magazines in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: I gotta admit that this was a pleasant surprise! It’s simply not something you’re going to see very often. The plight of black models in … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Afroflix: New free online platform gives visibility to film productions of black Brazilians; service currently features over 100 features


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a long, hard struggle and initiatives such as this will surely aid the cause! It’s no secret that there are literally hundreds, if … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 3 Comments