Ed Gordon talks with William Jelani Cobb, professor of history at Atlanta's Spelman College, about a growing number of African-American men who are traveling to Brazil and seeking out prostitutes. Cobb wrote an article in the September issue of Essence magazine titled "Blame it on Rio" on this subject. Blame it on Rio. So says William Jelani Cobb in this month's Essence magazine. He traveled to Brazil and documented a disturbing new trend there: African-American men taking sex vacations. The poverty in Latin America is crushing, and there's no shortage of women in places like Rio willing to say and do whatever it takes to survive. I spoke with Cobb, and he says for many African-American men, that can make for a powerful escape. The minute you arrive, you start hearing this cascade of compliments, and they're specifically connected to you being a black American man.
Black Women Of Brazil
My profile Contribute Logout. But black women in Brazil say that this Brazilian version of the show, which stars four black actresses, does the opposite: it reduces black women to a sexualized, racialized stereotype that they say does not represent them. The word "nega" is a colloquial term for black women in Brazilian Portuguese, but can also be used derogatorily. The women at Blogueiras Negras or Black Bloggers, a blog written by black women have launched a campaign under the hashtag AsNegasReal to show images of real black Brazilian women, free from stereotypes. The Observers See profile. Larissa Santiago is a blogger with Blogueiras Negras. The problem with the name of the TV show is that this expression nega is usually used in a racist way and, in the title, it is associated directly with sex. In Brazil, there are two very well-known sayings about black women and sex. The protagonist is thus several steps removed from what happens to the four black women.
Jump to navigation. Melino is young, forthright and drinks her coffee espresso. Then what happens? A woman gets to the highest place in public life, as president of the republic. From her first term, Dilma was constantly criticized: for her clothes, for not having a husband, for being a lesbian… Is she a lesbian?
In this piece, she touches on many of the same topics discussed by BW of Brazil on this blog. When you think of a black woman, what is the image that comes to mind? You can even have a group that will tell you that they remember beautiful women, models, actresses or anonymous, who have a style and unique beauty. Unfortunately, the latter group is the smallest of all.