Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Rallies in Rio, São Paulo and Brasília DF honor the memory Cláudia Ferreira, a black woman that was shot and dragged to her death


 Note from BW of Brazil: As we have seen far too many times to count, the country of the World Cup continues to be a country where people routinely lose their … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 24


  Number 24 in our series the “Faces of Afro Brazil”, today we feature three lovely young ladies, Lucia Maria de Souza, Ciane Cláudia dos Santos and Geisiani Nascimento, were once … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black professionals are a minority in the first echelon of the Executive Branch


Note from BW of Brazil: Although one could argue that improvements have been made in terms of racial inequalities over the past decade or so, the gains that have been … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

When racist stereotyping of black women descends into humiliation: The case of the Globeleza


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s topic is a bit depressing and difficult to discuss. Of course, if you live in Brazil, with Carnaval season long gone, this story is … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

“Racist? Who me?”: 92% of Brazilians believe racism exists but only 1.3% consider themselves racist


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil can be quite confusing to understand at times. How does one explain such strong evidence of racism throughout the country, the near invisibility of … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

Influenced by movements in the US and Africa, and under intelligence surveillance, the Movimento Negro emerged in 1978 in the fight for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle for equal rights and representation in various areas of society is one of the principal topics covered on this blog. Afro-Brazilians remain so … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Actress Juliana Alves opens up about racism, victories and the black struggle in Brazil


  Note from BW of Brazil: Actress Juliana Alves has been previously featured here on the blog and has made a name for herselfin various novelas and during annual Carnaval … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment
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