Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Ascension of blacks is very different from non-blacks in a company”: Whites the majority in elite jobs, blacks occupy vacancies that require little qualification


Note from BW of Brazil: The job in Brazil is often a tough cookie to crack, especially in the most expensive, most competitive city in Brazil, São Paulo. It’s not unheard … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

After assault on journalist at ritzy hotel in Salvador, Bahia, blond tells black union worker, he “belongs to an inferior race and shouldn’t even be there”


Note from BW of Brazil: So let me start again by asking, does anyone still believe that Brazilians think “we are all equal”? If you do, I can recommend some … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

With the release of documentary ‘The Case of the Wrong Man’, Camila de Moraes becomes first black woman director in 34 years to have film released in commercial theater – What took so long?


Note from BW of Brazil: The work and importance of black Brazilians filmmakers is yet another area that is very important to this blog. Afro-Brazilians have been creating incredible short … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

“The worst moment of school was when they talked about slavery. I felt humiliated”: The embarrassment of black children in classes about slavery and abolition


If you start your history with slavery then everything else will look like progress ~ John Henrik Clarke Note from BW of Brazil: Reading this story reminded me of a school … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

The loneliness of the black intellectual: Why do blacks ascending to positions of better socioeconomic stability almost without exception opt for a family with whites?


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes when I consider the impact of indoctrination, social engineering and racism in Brazil, it sometimes looks to me like the perfect crime. Black people … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

“Why do you think the majority of residents of (low income) communities are black?”Street sweeper gives class on history and racism in video and goes viral


Note from BW of Brazil: Who says you can’t learn something from a street sweeper? Everyday in our busy lives, we passed by all sorts of people. People in athletic … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

“We are going to exploit short clothes and they will have to accept it”: Renata Prado wants to unite women in the fight for respect of female bodies in funk dances


Note from BW of Brazil: The culture of the funk has been around for decades, percolating and heating up the slums of various favelas of the peripheries of major cities … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 2 Comments