Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Musical spectacular “Aini-Ará” puts in focus black space and Afro-Brazilian culture in society. Piece also touches on racism, genocide and the role of black women in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Well needless to say, this “Black November”, better known as the Month of Black Consciousness, has been a memorable one here on the blog! Simply … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Who’s afraid of black teachers?” Starting in the 1930s, Brazil began replacing black teachers until the profession was overwhelmingly white, middle class and female. Teachers remain mostly white still today

Note from BW of Brazil: Throughout this blog’s existence, we have sought to consistently demonstrate how Brazil has for decades attempted to maintain an standard image of whiteness as representative … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The theory of ’embranquecimento’- Brazil’s agenda to whiten its black population had an accomplice: black leaders

Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s report, we seek to further a conversation that has been growing within Afro-Brazilian oriented social networks and activist circles. It is a topic … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Who will protect the children in a racist society? Two black girls, 5 and 10, victims of racist insults in school

Note from BW of Brazil: You see, this is precisely the problem when there are multi-racial school systems under a system of white supremacy. Brazil has always prided itself on … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

In Brazil, Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, is shocked by black passivity in the face of genocide

Note from BW of Brazil: With great anticipation, the city of São Paulo welcomed the youngest daughter of human rights icon Malcolm X, Malaak Shabazz last Thursday. A long-time activist in … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black entrepreneurs focus on the Afro-oriented market potential in Brazil

  Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurial enterprise is one that has taken off in recent years with a number innovative businessmen and women who have … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

White media, black population: Denial of reality – From novelas to newspapers: the black population still occupies subordinate positions in the hegemonic media

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazilian television and the representation of blacks. It’s a topic that can never be discussed because, well, the situation has changed very little. Now of … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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