Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Afro-Brazilian religions win court ruling against Record TV; network’s programs demonized adherents and possibly incited violent attacks on houses of worship


Note from BW of Brazil: This is some unexpected good news! Long overdue but never late than never. In past posts, this blog has tried to alert its readers about … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Series ‘Afronta’ features interviews with prominent names on contemporary Afro-Brazilian scene, shows blacks creating networks, generating autonomy


Note from BW of Brazil: These are very exciting times for Afro-Brazilians involved in the arts and entertainment. Although it is true that Brazil’s mainstream media continues to offer limited … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a 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

Director Jeferson De debuts his film “Correndo atrás” at Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; with cast made up of almost all blacks actors, movie details the difficulty of being a poor, black man in Brazilian society


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course by now, everyone knows about the blockbuster American film with the nearly all-black cast that’s breaking all sorts of box office records. I’m … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

French newspaper refers to singer Anitta as ‘Rio’s Beyoncé’ because of her rising international success


Note from BW of Brazil: Everybody wants the Queen B’s throne! And for years, it seems that Brazil’s media has been hell bent on finding a woman who would be … Continue reading

March 6, 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