Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Afro-betization and education: Teaching children the beauty of blackness and African culture


“Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

When black male public figures verbally assault black women: Actor crudely insults black women in front of his white following


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad, just really sad! Although today’s post is not necessarily a follow up, it picks from a February 22nd post where we stated “it’s been … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

Real talk: Why black television representation matters


Note from BW of Brazil: Black representation in the media is a common theme here on the blog precisely because, in Brazil, it is so severely lacking! 30 years ago … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Are white women “aesthetically superior” to other women? How do standards of femininity affect black women?


Note from BW of Brazil: Today we touch upon a discussion about standards of feminine beauty and popular opinions in the public imagination. Last week, a controversial page on a … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 11 Comments

Érika Moura, Carnaval’s Globeleza girl, says her dream came true: “I always wanted to be famous”


Note from BW of Brazil: Once again, Brazil’s Carnaval season has come and gone. But the spotlight will continue shine for the new girl who was chosen to be the … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Military Police in Salvador threaten community after bloodbath; activist flees the city


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece is a followup on a tense situation in the city of Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil’s northwest. Earlier this month, the state’s Military Police … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

“My parents told me to be proud of being black”, says Raquel Trindade, daughter of Brazil’s greatest black poet and a cultural ambassador in her own right


Note from BW of Brazil: Raquel Trindade is a personality that this blog has been wanting to present to its audience for some time! If Raquel was recognized as only … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 3 Comments
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