Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Rio-based group to present event celebrating black beauty and hair during the International Day of the Black Woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Hard to believe that one year has passed, but Friday we recognize women of African descent on the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day. One … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

French photographer registers 400 “funk dances” in Rio; provides insight into disparaged and misunderstood community


  Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past few decades, the sounds of “Brazilian Funk” have gained quite a following outside of Brazil. Several countries in Europe have developed … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Journalist’s passport photo rejected because of her afro: technical error or prejudicial standard?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this is kinda weird. The issue of hair textures which in turn often become discussions of “good hair” and “bad hair” in Brazil is … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dedicated to the struggle against racial inequality and the class struggle, the UNEGRO organization completes 26 years


Note from BW of Brazil: For many decades, the Federative Republic of Brazil was a country that steadfastly denied racist treatment of its African descendant population. Not only did it go … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 30


  In number 30 of the series “Faces of Afro Brazil”, we bring you this pretty young lady from the city of Mimoso do Sul loacted in the southeastern state … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Women from all over Brazil pledge support and participation in the 2015 Black Women’s March!


Note from BW of Brazil: In the past several decades, the voices of demand among black Brazilian women have continued to rise. Black women in Brazil are at the forefront … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

“A black doll?!?!? No mommy, I don’t want it!” – Based on a true story


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m sure that there are probably people out there who are probably thinking, “why do you make such a fuss about the race question? If … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment
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