Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

White student assaults black women during antiracist event at university; weeks ago, term “Nazi” was found sprayed on activity room wall of black activists

Note from BW of Brazil: I have long maintained that while it is quite obvious that racism has always existed in Brazil, in recent years, racial conflict has begun to … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black female employee of marketing company humiliated and fired after denouncing racism; boss told her to remove her braids

Note from BW of Brazil: The rising trend of tens of thousands of Afro-Brazilian women coming to accept and wearing their hair in its natural state or in an African-oriented … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

Identity, exposure and representation: Encrespa Geral expo in Belo Horizonte demonstrates why we need events specifically for black audiences

Note from BW of Brazil: The title of the article pretty much says it all! As Afro-Brazilians are so under-represented in the mainstream, alternative methods of representation, presenting views and … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 40

Number 40 in the series Faces of Afro Brazil, Tainara is from Uberlândia, Minas Gerais

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Brazilian guys blow up online for being ‘hot’, why are they always white? – It’s really not hard to tell in EuroCentric Brazil!

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s article is actually kinda funny because it touches on the reality  of race from another angle that the “we are all equal” discourse doesn’t allow … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 34 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 39

Number 39 in the series Faces of Afro Brazil, these women are from Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais.

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 38

Number 38 in the series Faces of Afro Brazil, today we bring you two lovely ladies from Salvador, Bahia. 

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment