Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Why do we revere the 25th of July, the Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Day?


Note from BW of Brazil: Today is July 25th, the Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Day. A day in which black women reflect on the struggles for recognition, the right to … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

July 25th: Brazil’s National Day of Teresa de Benguela and the black woman – A brief history of the warrior negra for whom the day was named


  Note from BW of Brazil: The recognition and recovery of the history of the black Brazilian has been a long, hard struggle over the period of a maximum of … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

One of Brazil’s greatest players, Janeth Arcain selected to enter Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame


Note from BW of Brazil: Even after Brazil’s humiliating defeat in the 2014 World Cup, the nation remains known globally for its dominance in the world of futebol, consistently turning … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The complexion is mine, but who defines it isn’t me…..”: Brazil’s ongoing agenda to erase blackness


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the principal objectives of this blog is a critical analysis of Brazilian society from the perspective of race. When looking at Brazil from … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rio-based group to present event celebrating black beauty and hair during the International Day of the Black Woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Hard to believe that one year has passed, but Friday we recognize women of African descent on the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day. One … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

French photographer registers 400 “funk dances” in Rio; provides insight into disparaged and misunderstood community


  Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past few decades, the sounds of “Brazilian Funk” have gained quite a following outside of Brazil. Several countries in Europe have developed … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Journalist’s passport photo rejected because of her afro: technical error or prejudicial standard?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this is kinda weird. The issue of hair textures which in turn often become discussions of “good hair” and “bad hair” in Brazil is … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment
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