Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Through the lives of six characters, theater piece addresses several issues in the lives of the black woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Rewinding the clock one year we find an interesting theater piece put on by a very progressive black group known as Os Crespos. The term … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Rio, the “pleasure in being black”, afro dance and turban workshops mark the Week of Black Consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: A lot of black Americans that I know often ask me when is the best time to visit Brazil. Usually I’ll first ask them what … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Consciousness as a response to the illusionary promotion of human consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: Today is November 20th. It is a day that recognized in about 350 cities throughout Brazil as the Day of Black Consciousness. It is a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dandara, the wife of Zumbi, Brazil’s greatest black leader, was a revolutionary warrior in her own right


Note from BW of Brazil: The story of Afro-Brazil’s greatest leader, Zumbi of the quilombo known as Palmares, is a figure whose memory is etched into the names of countless groups and … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The color of love – While there are many single women, in Brazil, why are most single women black?


 Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is a country that is known globally for having some of the world’s most beautiful women. This site is not a place for internet … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Well-known DJ reveals how he “chose to be the funny little black guy in order to not be bullied because of my color”


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, this blog is called “Black Women of Brazil” and in general, the personal essays and vast majority of photos indeed feature black women. But as … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Behind the briefing: Black women in advertising


Note from BW of Brazil: When one lives in a country in which the idea of a “racial democracy” is constantly being propagated (either by elites or afterwards by common … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments
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