Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 · Leave a comment

“Black, right? It’s a black thing for sure!” Caught by a live mic making a racist statement, well-known reporter William Waack removed from top TV news journal


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, can anyone guess the top story of the past few terms in terms of the racial situation in Brazil? If you said the William … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilians expect more representation from advertisements; 85% of blacks believes that companies must respect the diversity of their customers


Note from BW of Brazil: The data is there and has been there for years. In terms of the manner that the Brazilian media portrays Brazilians, the diversity of the … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 1 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

Netflix series ‘Dear White People’ (Cara Gente Branca) winning over new fans in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: This is my second feature here discussing the Netflix series Dear White People and its availability on the Brazilian market. It’s intriguing to see that … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Why do Afro-Brazilians identify so much with the series ‘Dear White People’? Perhaps because they are dealing with the very same issues presented in the film!


Note from BW of Brazil: When I first got into studying racial politics in Brazil, I constantly read that Brazil was ‘different’. Race relations in Brazil are completely different than … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 7 Comments

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 · 2 Comments