Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black pride! 4-year old blows up internet striking back against prejudice – “It’s not a wig; I’m black!”


Note from BW of Brazil: This is such a cool story and the kind that we love to share on this blog. As recent as the 80s and 90s, it … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Black consciousness, human consciousness or lack of consciousness? Eleven reasons to discredit the myth of racial democracy


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the years of this blog’s existence, we often receive messages from many readers (both here and in social networking sites) from new readers who … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

“You’re black but beautiful and intelligent”:Black congresswoman votes in favor of president’s impeachment – Earns support of the right while many black women say she doesn’t represent them


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story, another side of the twisted soap opera that is the impeachment process of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. It is also yet another example … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rapper Karol Conka speaks of the rap scene, fashion and racism: “I’ve already dipped my hand in bleach to see if it would turn white”


Note from BW of Brazil: Rapper Karol Conka has been on Brazil’s Hip Hop scene for a number of years and has earned a substantial following. The Paraná native has attracted … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black women and platinum hair: Singer Ludmilla’s new look earns compliments, criticism and comparison to Halle Berry ‘X-Men’ character


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, OK, black women and platinum hair. It’s not exactly a topic that’s gonna change or shut down the world, but as this blog often … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

What do blacks have to do with the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff?


Note from BW of Brazil: As the ongoing procedures pushing for the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff continue, many questions have arisen as to how the Afro-Brazilian population should … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 8 Comments

Race, revolution and interracial relations: Revisiting rapper Emicida’s video ‘Boa Esperança’, the most courageous video of 2015


Note from BW of Brazil: Get ready! Today’s piece is one of those long articles in which you must read every word in order to get the full significance. The … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 1 Comment
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