Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Whites still make up 90% of Brazilian advertising, but three recent commercials featuring Afro-Brazilians provide a glimmer of hope for racial diversity


Note from BW of Brazil: One post (among many) revealed a fact that is quite shocking: “In Brazilian advertising, more than 90% of the protagonists continue to be white.” Anyone … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Journalist who was fired for calling funk singer Ludmilla a monkey on live TV is hired by another top network


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I told you so! I hate the fact that my prediction turned out to be true, but as we saw in a previous article … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

TV host fired after calling black singer a ‘monkey’ on the air; singer and TV network both issue statements


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I have to admit, I am a bit surprised at how quick this situation was taken care of. In all honesty, I thought this … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 6 Comments

Meet 12 YouTubers who are empowering black Brazilian women on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta admit it. YouTube has opened up a flood of opportunities for common, everyday people that simply weren’t possible just over a decade ago. … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people


Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Culture resists: Still vastly under-represented in film and television, Afro-Brazilians are making their presence felt in theater, music, literature and art


Note from BW of Brazil: I have never tried to avoid the facts. Afro-Brazilians continue to be vastly under-represented in the Brazilian film and television industries. And when they do … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

In 2016? Really? Popular Globo TV morning program features guest wearing ‘blackface’ dressed as ‘nega maluca’ and is accused of racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s just be real about this. For me, this is not a case of not being aware of the offensive nature of this practice. Even … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment