Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Oh, didn’t you know? I’m brown too!”: In upcoming mayoral election in 80% black Salvador, Bahia, two white candidates declare themselves ‘brown’


Note from BW of Brazil: So typical. Brazil, the place where one can switch their racial identity depending on perceived advantages and agendas. For those of our readers who live … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

The black hair revolution continues! Photos from the 2nd March of Curly/Kinky Hair Pride in São Paulo!


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Has it been three weeks already?!? Ya know, as a regular blogger, I am always consistently preparing new material for the blog’s readership. Whether … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s black Olympic national heroes!


Note from BW of Brazil: As it goes every four years, everyone knew that the United States would be the leader in gold as well as overall medals. Considering the … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

The 2016 Rio Olympics are over, but let’s not forget the fact: In terms of social conditions, “Brazil deserves the tin can medal”


Note from BW of Brazil: Well the 2016 Summer Olympic Games hosted in Rio de Janeiro are officially over and it was a record setting effort for number of medals … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Carnaval dancer Janaína Azevedo receives an ‘indecent proposal’ from event organizer and fires back: ‘Don’t mistake entertainment with prostitution’


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s just be real about this subject. In an atmosphere in which women show a lot of flesh and there’s a lot of money exchanging … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

“Lack of black representation causes symbolic death,” says Monique Evelle, creator of innovative social network of collaborative learning


Note from BW of Brazil: Representation. The discussion of which has only grown in importance in recent years in a key factor in the rising tide of momentum in Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Black elites, stereotypes and prejudice: Mônica Valéria Gonçalves has two degrees and is a legal adviser but was still mistaken for a prostitute


Note from BW of Brazil: In order to adequately tackle the problems of racism, the racial hierarchy and white supremacy in Brazil, there are several issues that must be addressed. … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 2 Comments
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