“I grew up without having a black couple that represented me,” says actress Taís Araújo. Starring with real life husband in new series, pair has become a reference for black couples

Black Women of Brazil

Actor Lázaro Ramos and wife actress Taís Araújo star in the Globo TV novela 'Mister Brau' Actor Lázaro Ramos and wife actress Taís Araújo star in the Globo TV novela ‘Mister Brau’

Note from BW of Brazil: Actress Taís Araújo has been featured or mentioned in a number of previous posts and for good reason. She is perhaps the most accomplished of black actresses in Brazil and the holder of a number of titles of the type, “the first black woman to”…She is a shining star for black Brazilian women who are starved for role models in Brazil’s ultra Eurocentric media that represents anything but the physical diversity of the Brazilian population. Over the past few years, and particularly of late, since the announcement and debut of a new novela in which she stars with real-life husband Lázaro Ramos, the couple has become a reference for many Afro-Brazilians who recognize the necessity of seeing black couples in real life and in the media. As…

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