Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Intimate prison searches: São Paulo’s humiliating genital orifice searches of women and children on inmate visits

Note from BW of Brazil: This is yet another story that’s been a long time coming as I’ve been wanting to post this piece for over a year now. The … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

New series ‘Sexo e as negas’ debuts: critics denounce portrayal of black women, stars and creator counter criticism

Note from BW of Brazil: The controversy over this new program, which has already been the topic of four posts here on the blog, will be not be dying down … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Little blacks like you we rape and then burn not to pollute the soil”: University student receives racist threats in social network

Note from BW of Brazil: In truth, I don’t know why anyone would be surprised with an incident like this. Brazil can continue to pretend as though racism isn’t a real … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

From the kitchen to the bedroom: A brief historical analysis of the role of black women in Brazilian novels, television and film

Note from BW of Brazil: With the debut of the new Globo TV series entitled Sexo e as negas and its accompanying controversy, it is important for anyone who is … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Race and racism in Brazil and Latin America: Are you sure these guys aren’t black? Because your insults say otherwise

Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really shocking about this incident or another one that happened about a month ago. The difference is the chosen insult and the two countries … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The only black presidential candidate, Marina suffers resistance among Afro-Brazilians

Note from BW of Brazil: With black Brazilians being nearly invisible in Brazil’s sphere’s of power, one would think that the strong possibility of Marina Silva becoming the first black … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Not even the entrance of a black candidate breaks the silence around racism in the 2014 elections

Note from BW of Brazil: You know, this situation sounds so vaguely familiar. A black candidate of mixed race who has a legitimate chance of becoming the first person of … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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