Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I, black woman and one certainty” – Is the black Brazilian woman destined for a single life with children?


Note from BW of Brazil: So the debate continues. I know that some people will ask why the necessity of covering the topic of black female solitude. The simple response … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Teliana Pereira brings Brazil its first WTA tennis championship in 27 years!


Note from BW of Brazil: Although the world of sports is not a main topic here at BW of Brazil, it’s always nice to present triumphs of Brazil’s female athletes … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four months later: Who killed Gaia Molinari? Interview with Mirian França, the black woman accused of killing the Italian tourist


Note from BW of Brazil: First of all, apologies for presenting this report so late. The origins of today’s interview date back to Christmas of last year when an Italian tourist … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Afro-Brazilian invisibility also extends to bookstores: Study on Brazilian novels points to small presence of black characters and authors


Note from BW of Brazil:In reality, like everything else in Brazil, most Brazilians have probably never even thought about this topic. But I will present this challenge to any Brazilian … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

“But you’re not black; you’re morena!” – How the denial of identity is symptomatic of structural racism in Brazilian society


Note from BW of Brazil: I must admit, the discussion over this topic is quite intriguing. In a recent post in which we featured Camila Pitanga, we received comments of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Who taught you to hate your own kind?” – Relationships in a country where it is considered “natural” to love whites.


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic we’ve dealt with in a number of posts on the blog. And it’s a topic that is reverberating in numerous sites, blogs … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

African fashion designers show off their works with 25 black Brazilian models during São Paulo Fashion Week


Note from BW of Brazil: I like this idea. Year after year it is blatantly obvious how invisible black models are at Brazil’s top fashion shows São Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW) … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment
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