Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

For the love of natural black hair: Bahian woman wins the first ever Miss Black Power Brasil contest!


Note from BW of Brazil: All I can say is “rock, rock on sistas!” Mad love to the efforts of so many black women throughout Brazil who have fought anti-African, … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The farce!! Mother of slain dancer calls out program host after she was censored in show dedicated to her son


Note from BW of Brazil: There are times in life when you can just feel when something’s not right. This is how I was feeling after watching how a TV … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

The real black women that inspired the controversial series ‘Sexo e as negas’


Note from BW of Brazil: The controversial television series Sexo e as negas has been featured on the blog a number of times since it debuted a little over two … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

New nine o’clock novela will feature a black lawyer that ascends socially by means of the quota system


Note from BW of Brazil: We must always remember that media has at least three main purposes. 1) To portray the times in which we live and 2) To shape … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Is master in the slave house again? Black women on TV: The case of ‘Scandal’ and ‘Sexo e as negas’


Note from BW of Brazil: The ongoing debate over black representation on Brazilian airwaves has only intensified since mid-September with the debut, and two month run of the current Globo … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beauty, sisterhood, natural hair and black community: A day with the Meninas Black Power


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s wonderful to see a group of black women coming together to enjoy their togetherness, community and sisterhood through a common thread: hair! Was that … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Baobá of Minas Dance Company present the spectacular “Women de Baobá” featuring Afro-Brazilian narratives and poems


Note from BW of Brazil: November, which is officially designated as the Month of Black Conscious throughout Brazil, is the month in which we most see manifestations of black culture … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment
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