Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

At Federal University of Bahia, black student protests upperclassmen ‘joke’ of black doll hanging from a rope


  Note from BW of Brazil: So, this is supposed to be funny?!? For some reason, I’m not laughing! I sometimes marvel at the things that happen in Brazil on … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Actress Karin Hils stars in Brazilian version of ‘Sister Act'; flies to NY to Meet Whoopi Goldberg


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m sure there are plenty of people who will be lined up to see this when it debuts tomorrow in São Paulo. And why wouldn’t they? … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Actress Sheron Menezzes is the first black woman featured on the cover of VIP magazine in 14 years


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, as we mentioned yesterday, Carnaval season is over so for the most part the standard is that black women, for the most part disappear … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Top photographer and Mercedes-Benz’s “Pérolas Negras” features all-black women photo shoot; all recognized in their fields, they are Brazil’s true “black pearls”


Note from BW of Brazil: In a previous post speaking of the ending of the Carnaval season, a question was posed: now, how many black women will be on TV? The … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Carnival’s over: and now, how many black women will be on TV?


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes Carnaval has been over for a few weeks now but the question for the rest of the year, as is a common topic on … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afro-betization and education: Teaching children the beauty of blackness and African culture


“Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

When black male public figures verbally assault black women: Actor crudely insults black women in front of his white following


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad, just really sad! Although today’s post is not necessarily a follow up, it picks from a February 22nd post where we stated “it’s been … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments
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