Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazil doesn’t think ballet is the ‘place’ for black women; black Brazilian ballerinas find more opportunities outside of the country


Note from BW of Brazil: We last featured ballerina Ingrid Silva back in May. Chasing her dreams led her to New York and dancing for one of the most renown … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair


Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ten reasons showing that in Brazil, blacks are still is seen as objects


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazilian-styled racism has shown its ugly face for years centuries. Seriously, anyone who continues to believe that all Brazilians are perceived and treated as equals is … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Is the skin color of one’s partner a random choice? A thing of the heart? One woman’s research presented a reality that no one wants to talk about


Note from BW of Brazil: Interracial relationships. Yes, we’ve talked about them before, but the conversation has been expanding for a number of years. With the rise of black consciousness … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Joice Mayara de Oliveira Silva, from the state of Tocantins, and the daughter of rural workers is sworn in as a Public Defender


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes it’s amazing how time flies. We were made aware of this young lady’s accomplishment when the news first broke a few months back. But … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Relax…It’s just a joke!”: NO! “Humor” on Brazilian television is a racist tragedy


Note from BW of Brazil: The absurdity of Brazilian television is something that one really has to watch to believe. I admit, I don’t spend much time watching it because … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Making moves! After appearing in the Fevest fashion show, up and coming actress/model Stefanie Durval stars in the film ‘Quebrando as Pernas’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always nice to bring our readers people who making things happen! We first introduced you to this young lady last June. But since then Stefanie … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment
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