Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Police detain three suspects in killing of 21-year old pregnant woman and stealing of her baby; woman confesses to committing the crime


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad. Shameful. Disgusting. Heartless. Horrendous. Tragic. There are still more words that could be used to describe this horrific crime. The only thing we ask … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

21-year old missing woman’s body found. Victim that was nine-months pregnant had the baby ripped from her belly; child still missing


Note from BW of Brazil: Stories such as these are very painful to have to bring to the world. Among various topics that we regularly present here at BW of … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Identity project raises the question of the black representation in pop culture


Note from BW of Brazil: Representation is a theme that we discuss on this blog almost daily. In a country such as Brazil in which the image of persons who … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Social networks: A comfortable place for racists to share their views – Child actor Kaik Pereira and funk singer MC Ludmilla the latest victims


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a well-known fact how much the internet has changed our lives. Because of the World Wide Web, billions of people worldwide have access … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ana Luísa Castro becomes the second black woman to be crowned Miss World Brazil; loses her crown 24 hours later


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this story has got be sweet and bitter at the same time! Sweet because, as many of you know, Afro-Brazilian women have been routinely … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 44 Comments

Embattled Brazilian coach says he feels Afro-Brazilian because of the beatings he takes! Movimento Negro repudiates his comment as Brazil’s National Team disappoints again


Note from BW of Brazil: The fall from grace is often very painful. Brazil has been known as the country of the “beautiful game” since winning three of four World … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

The extinction of black, brown, yellow and beige: The extinction of the black race in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a conversation that many people don’t seem to want to have. Depending on where you live in Brazil, the title of today’s piece … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 10 Comments
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