Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Afro Brazil Museum exhibit of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti album covers highlights artist’s growing appeal in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: This writer first became aware of the incredible Nigerian musician Fela Kuti back in 1997 after the publicity surrounding the death of the artist. Kuti’s … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Institutional racism and moral assault…Is there a difference?: A look at racism and bullying on the job


Note from BW of Brazil: While numerous past reports have confirmed the existence of racial discrimination in the job market (professional mobility, hiring, salary, etc) (see here and here, for … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keeping blacks in “their place”: Companies in southern city prefer “white men, aged 25-35″, acknowledges Human Resources president


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s be real. Is anyone really surprised by this? In a country where the labor force was based on black slavery for 350 years, where … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 9


  The ninth feature in our series, Faces of Afro-Brazil, Gabriela Alves is 23 and from Londrina, Paraná, in southern Brazil. Londrina is the second most populous city in the … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Councilman arrested for insulting and assaulting neighbor; aggressor called victim a “shiftless black”


Note from BW of Brazil: Not much to say here; another day another case of a racial slur in the land of “racism doesn’t exist here.” One point that should … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Modern day Brazilian “fashion colonialism”: Africa is the inspiration for São Paulo Fashion Week; nearly all the models are white


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here we go again! Another São Paulo Fashion Week extravaganza, another black model shut out. In reality, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. After … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anthology “Pretexts of Black Women” brings together 22 contemporary writers


Note from BW of Brazil: On the eve of the beginning of the 2013 edition of the annual Mês da Consciência Negra (Month of Black Consciousness), 22 black women have … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment
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