Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Nêga Rosa Project increases income of black women in Rio communities. Women sew, cook and give turban workshops; works to be featured in 2016 Olympics

Note from BW of Brazil: In recent years, numerous projects, programs and seminars focused on black culture and entrepreneurial enterprises have changed the lives of numerous Afro-Brazilians, bringing opportunities that … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Series ‘Mister Brau’ featured in UK newspaper and site focusing on films of the African Diaspora; series being hailed as groundbreaking for Afro-Brazilians

Note from BW of Brazil: The news about the new Globo TV series Mister Brau starring real life couple Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo has garnered the attention of two English-oriented … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Karine Alves, the only black female host on a cable TV sports station, proudly wears her natural hair; wants to be a role model, shares her experience with racism

Note from BW of Brazil: Journalism continues to be an area where Afro-Brazilians are vastly under-represented. Brazilian TV’s penchant for airing mostly journalists who physically fit the European standard has … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 35

Today, in the 35th installment of our series “Faces of Afro Brazil”, we bring you the Federal District based model Nayce Samara, 22. Recently featured here in yet another incident … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

After video receives one million views, model who suffered racism on a bus in the Federal District listens to stories of other victims

Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another example of the ‘racial democracy’….Not! In the story below we learn about the experience of a model whose released a video about … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Movimento das Mulheres Negras Capixabas: The Black Woman’s Movement of Espírito Santo

Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle of black Brazilian women to be simply recognized as black women, change the public perception as well as the social position of black … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bad hair or bad hair day? Singer clarifies his statement that many interpreted as racist; black fan steps forward in defense

Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so today’s feature is a follow up to a recent controversy involving the comment of a singer in boy band posted a few days … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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