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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

“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 · 2 Comments

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 · 3 Comments