Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 · 5 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 · 1 Comment

UN Women launches digital action with black Brazilian women YouTubers in the fight against racism and for black representation


Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you’re probably quite familiar with the star-making potential of the online video … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Singer Ludmilla featured on cover of ‘Forbes Brasil’ list of ‘under 30’ most promising people: With success, artist now wants an international career


Note from BW of Brazil: Whether you are fan of singer Ludmilla or not, you have to admit, the girl has come a LLOONNGG way! From her humble origins growing … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Article by Veja, Brazil’s top news magazine, featuring actor couple Taís Araújo & Lázaro Ramos, irritates readers; citizens still can’t deal with race isssue


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s really interesting how one can gauge the climate of a particular country by just reading one article, the way the media outlet framed it, … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fans of popular Bahian singer Léo Santana criticize absence of black women in Carnaval promo video


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so the Carnaval season in Brazil officially ended a little over a week ago, but there were enough stories and controversies that took place … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 9 Comments

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