Black Women of Brazil

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“Why wasn’t there a black Paquita?” – Host leaves TV personality Xuxa speechless after pointing out there were no black girls in her popular song and dance group


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m not gonna spend much time on this one but I had to least post it. Past articles have brought up the fact that many … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Journalist Joyce Ribeiro becomes the first black woman to host a daily news journal solo in prime time


Note from BW of Brazil: There was no way this successful black woman would remain out of the spotlight for very long! The last time we presented journalist Joyce Ribeiro, … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

Husband/wife acting duo Lázaro Ramos and Tais Araújo along with the production team record an episode of hit TV series ‘Mister Brau’ in Luanda, Angola


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s top television network, Rede Globo, is South America’s largest commercial television network and the second largest TV network in anual revenue worldwide just behind … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Fists up!! Members of Afro-Brazilian intellectual debate group fill mall movie theater to watch Black Panther; pride, cheers and emotion symbolize the whole night


Note from BW of Brazil: After all of the hype and anticipation of the premier of the Marvel film Black Panther in São Paulo, I’m left wondering as to which … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 4 Comments

“Black Panther” arrives in Brazil, shows the possible side of cinema: “We want to see stories with black heroes & heroines, characters breaking stereotypes”


Note from BW of Brazil: The wait is finally over! For more than a week now, I watched people share photos, trailers and comments about the debut Marvel’s Black Panther film. Needless, … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

What kind of tribute is this?!? Rio’s Salgueiro samba school generates controversy paying “homage” to black women with its members wearing blackface


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, this is actually beginning to be a worn out topic. Many people, including myself, have weighed in numerous times on why displays of … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 6 Comments