Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Straight outta Rio’s Manguinhos – Ladies Gang sing of everyday favela life and call attention to a feminine sound that renovates bass music


Note from BW of Brazil: Back in January and August of last year, BW of Brazil introduced you to a hot new Hip Hop trio out of the Vidigal slum … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ladies Gang photo gallery


The Hip Hop quintet known as Ladies Gang from Rio de Janeiro’s Manguinhos community consists of Dona Lanôr, Bandity, Slain Rúbia, Kim Glimberg and Tetiz, the stage names of Ana … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Missing money? It’s got to be those negros! – Racism on the beach


Note from BW of Brazil: Just imagine. You’re enjoying yourself on a beautiful beach with your family. Everyone’s happy and enjoying a well-deserved break. Then suddenly, an unnecessary confrontation ruins … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Tropical Paradise” editorial presents the black Brazilian plus size woman


  Note from BW of Brazil: It’s true! Beautiful Brazilian women come in all shapes, sizes and colors! The problem has been for a long time and continues to be … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

In Rio, 11-year old black boy shot and killed by Military Police – police claim he had a gun – boy buried on what would have been his 12th birthday


Note from BW of Brazil: At some point outrage simply turns into a deep sadness and frustration that seems to have no end and no solution. In the past year, … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Colorism: The development of black identity in a country that encourages one not to be black


Note from BW of Brazil: When one grows up in Brazil, whether people acknowledge it or not, they are quickly oriented into the system of skin color supremacy. But even … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Brazil’s largest favela, Rocinha, Rafaella Lemes is elected new queen of Rio450


Note from BW of Brazil: All over the world, Rio de Janeiro is known for its beautiful beaches and its beautiful women. FYI, natives of Rio de Janeiro are known … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment
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