Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

She’s not a “morena”, no! Why you shouldn’t be afraid of calling a black person black

Note from BW of Brazil: I know many of you may have read the title of today’s post and thought, “Why is that necessary to even say? Why wouldn’t you … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Students at the University of Brasília form the Quilombook club and dedicate themselves to debates on books written by black authors

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s no secret that the presence of Afro-Brazilians has been minuscule in numerous areas of Brazilian society. If every area of invisibility of black Brazilians … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

The tireless and ever active big d*ck and the affection of the black man: The necessity of moving beyond the stereotypes

Note from BW of Brazil: This is a conversation that has been long overdue. In recent years, black Brazilian women have stepped to the plate and expressed their innermost feelings … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment