Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

MC Carol’s turn: Black, fat and from the ghetto – Rio funkeira steals the show in Fox Life Brasil reality show ‘Lucky Ladies’


Note from BW of Brazil: Rio-style funk has been around for some time; at least two decades. And the genre has produced a number of its own stars, both underground … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The hard realities of show biz: After starring roles in hit film and TV series, singer Jacqueline Simão falls to earth after 15 minutes of fame – artist now on comeback trail


Note from BW of Brazil: Incredible! It’s been nine years! It’s really hard to believe that the film and mini-series Antônia came out back in 2006, early a decade ago. A … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Afronta newspaper: Black and independent media in the city of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we first brought you the story of an independent, black newspaper in one of Brazil’s largest cities, Belo Horizonte, back on July 22nd. … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

“We will not be killed without reacting”: Showing that ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Brazil, Third March Against the Genocide of Black People mobilizes youth of Salvador, Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: The brutal murders and disappearances of black people, specifically black males, continues to be a serious problem throughout Brazil. With alarming regularity we see reports … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

From the first heartbreak to a nonexistent love life: How my loneliness taught me self-love


“I found the greatest love of all inside of me” – Michael Masser and Linda Creed Note from BW of Brazil: The pain of the absence of romantic love seems … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

How did you discover ser negra (being black)? Making the transition from brown to black


Note from BW of Brazil: The question in the title of today’s piece may seem ridiculous to some: How did you discover ser negra (being black)? But is this really such … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Passing for black? Student with white skin and green eyes declares himself black and competes for position in Brazil Foreign Ministry under the system of Affirmative Action


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, he’s back in the news again! We first covered this controversy involving a white-looking man attempting to take advantage of Brazil’s Affirmative Action system … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 6 Comments
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