Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 · Leave a comment

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

Northeastern state of Alagoas celebrates the Day of Black Consciousness with cultural activities


Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday was November 20th, Brazil’s National Day of Black Consciousness, and displays of Afro-Brazilian culture were vibrant throughout the country in the various cultural performances … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment
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