Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

How racial consciousness changed my way of seeing the world


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m sure there must be some who read this blog that wonder why a common theme here is the development of black identity. As was explained … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elisa Freitas is the 1st black Miss Santa Catarina; says she never suffered racism but will fight for more space for black women


  Note from BW of Brazil: We first introduced you to Elisa Freitas back in May of 2013 when 5’10″ beauty won the right to represent her city in the … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Chaos in Rio as Military Police forcibly evict slum residents from abandoned business warehouses


  Note from BW of Brazil: Why don’t we just call Rio de Janeiro for what it is: a war zone! Far from the beautiful beach postcards sold in world … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Black Woman of Cariri remains forgotten: The undermining of blackness in a northeastern city


  Women of the organization Pretas Simoa during a recent protest in Cariri Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past century, Brazilian elites have successfully promoted the country as … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

‘Ethnic Consumption’ heats up business among black entrepreneurs


Note from BW of Brazil: In the past few decades, a rise in black consciousness throughout Brazil has led to a number of black-oriented products and businesses. Within that period, … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

17-year old black teen surrounded and beaten to death by mob of 30 people; accused of rape, but there is no evidence of the crime


  Note from BW of Brazil: Savage. That’s all I can really say at this point. Savage. Sometimes one just has to wonder what’s going in Brazil in regards to … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 3 Comments
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