Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Leaders of Afro-Brazilian religions living in fear as “Evangelical drug dealers” destroy seven temples in one month in Rio; traffickers filmed, posted assaults online


Note from BW of Brazil: We must really ask ourselves, what the hell is going on in Rio de Janeiro? In numerous previous posts, we’ve brought you information on the … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

The empowerment of black womanhood: Finding their paths through fashion, Hip Hop and urban culture, three women share their life stories


Note from BW of Brazil: Since I had the idea of creating this blog several years, I’ve received countless messages on this blog and the social network profiles connected it … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Miscegenation destroys black people: Interracial relationships and the decision not to have relationships with whites


Note from BW of Brazil: Before you proceed to today’s piece, let me affirm that I believe that the vast majority of Brazil’s black population, perhaps 85-90%, will see the … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

How racism works in Brazil: Caption of photo showing black and white women futebol fans reads: “There are still people who think that teams are all equal”


Note BW of Brazil: Ya see, THIS is how Brazilian styled racism works on a day to day basis. I’ve written time and time again that racism sometimes takes on … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eight racist stereotypes that Brazilian novelas need to stop using: The continuous invisibility and devaluation of the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that’s been discussed in numerous previous posts: the images, representation, and stereotypes of Afro-Brazilians on television. So if it’s been discussed in … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Students suffer racist assault; graffiti calling for blacks to get out of the university and swastikas found in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul state


Note from BW of Brazil: With the recent focus on the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the United States, a number of Brazilians have been expressing the idea that the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Does black love exist? In Brazil, miscegenation and interracial love relationships are always praised; where does that leave black couples?


Note from BW of Brazil: It was the kiss that blew up in black Brazilian social media. Back in February, João Alves de Assis Silva, better known as simply Jô, a … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 3 Comments