Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Monthly Archives: November, 2013

“Map of the population according to color and race” is released during the Third CONAPIR conference


Note from BW of Brazil: The recent CONAPIR conference that took place a few weeks ago was very productive. There were black women calling for equality in media (a main … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Brazil’s top TV network makes a mockery of the Month of Black Consciousness in a satirical skit


Note from BW of Brazil: As has been noted on a few previous posts this month, the month of November is celebrated as the Month of Black Consciousness throughout Brazil … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Racism in northeastern hospital: mother says security guard called her son “rotten black” and kicked him


Note from BW of Brazil: What else can be said here except, as incidents like this happen everyday somewhere in Brazil, who can honestly still believe in the idea of … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazilian state still sees communities of African origin religions as folklore


Note from BW of Brazil: In a Western world that continues to place Christian religious values and morals at the cores of their societies, those who practice non-Christian belief systems … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Report: The more education Afro-Brazilians receive, the higher the inequality in the job market


Note from BW of Brazil: Along with many other popular beliefs about racism and racial inequality in Brazil is the idea that as Afro-Brazilians attain more education, discrimination against them … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Emancipation, inclusion and exclusion” photo exhibit provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of slaves in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Following up a recent post here that featured a set of photographic images of Afro-Brazilian children in the 19th century, more photos from Brazil’s 350 … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

“Goddess of Brazil” contest: black women shut out of the competition; all finalists blondes and brunettes


Note from BW of Brazil: When you look up the term “muse”, which is “musa” in Portuguese, the following definitions appear: 1) a woman, or a force personified as a … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 3 Comments
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