Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 · 1 Comment

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

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