Karine Alves, the only black female host on a cable TV sports station, proudly wears her natural hair; wants to be a role model, shares her experience with racism

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: Journalism continues to be an area where Afro-Brazilians are vastly under-represented. Brazilian TV’s penchant for airing mostly journalists who physically fit the European standard has been observed by many Brazilians as well as foreigners visiting the country (see here and here). This is perhaps one of the main reasons why Globo TV’s first Jornal Nacional weather girl, Maria Júlia Coutinho, was the target of such blatant racism several months back. While there are still few prominent black journalists on the air, those who are there are highly respected for their competence and professionalism. Today, we present to you Karine Alves, a woman who has made a name for herself in the world of sports journalism. 

Sports host saw racial prejudice while dating and wants to be a reference on TV

By Leandro Carneiro

Karine Alves is part of the team of reporters and hosts of Fox Sports Karine Alves is part of the team of reporters…

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