Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Race and racism in Brazil and Latin America: Are you sure these guys aren’t black? Because your insults say otherwise


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really shocking about this incident or another one that happened about a month ago. The difference is the chosen insult and the two countries … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The only black presidential candidate, Marina suffers resistance among Afro-Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: With black Brazilians being nearly invisible in Brazil’s sphere’s of power, one would think that the strong possibility of Marina Silva becoming the first black … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Not even the entrance of a black candidate breaks the silence around racism in the 2014 elections


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, this situation sounds so vaguely familiar. A black candidate of mixed race who has a legitimate chance of becoming the first person of … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

75% of quilombolas, descendants of runaway slave societies, live in extreme poverty


 Note from BW of Brazil: The history of quilombos in Brazil is an important part of the history of black resistance within a racist society. A quilombo, known as a … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Singer Preta Gil’s skin color lightened on magazine cover


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we’ve seen this type of thing before. The “accidental” lightening of the skin of certain entertainers has been going on for some time. … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pelé’s latest downplay of racism updates his status as “house negro” – Message to “the King”: Please SHUT UP!!


Note from BW of Brazil: So what is another headline making piece about Brazilian racism without a ridiculous statement by our dear “King of futebol”, Pelé? Before I get into Mr. … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black women organize national boycott against TV series “Sexo e as negas”; seven charges of racism filed with Secretary of Racial Equality


Note from BW of Brazil: With the fallout from the latest controversy over racism on the soccer field still fresh in the public’s mind, yesterday we warned you of the … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment
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