Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 · 7 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

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 · 1 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 · 9 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
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