Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

New generation of black women are putting the stereotype of the Carnival dancer in check in Rio de Janeiro


Note from BW of Brazil: If there is one thing that I’ve learned continuously in studying history and viewpoints; we must always consider the other side of the story in … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Young white woman stirs up debate on cultural appropriation; after being confronted by black woman, reveals being a cancer patient dealing with her hair loss


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story caused quite a debate when the incident took place a few weeks ago. At issue here is a topic that has been approached … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Disturbing video surfaces showing security guards humiliating & continuously slapping an apologetic black woman caught stealing food from a supermarket


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s sometimes quite shocking to see how the oppressed can be trained to oppress the oppressed. I only became aware of this video a few … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Racial inequality in the education system: The modern day slavery that Brazil insists it doesn’t see


Note from BW of Brazil: Can we be real about this? Inequalities in access to quality education should be considered a crime. How can any government claim it seeks equality, … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rio councilwoman goes through embarrassing airport search in nation’s capital; had bra, body and hair checked as part of patdown procedure


Note from BW of Brazil: So should we consider this another episode of “traveling while black”? I’d say it qualifies! Suspicion of black people is a regular part of everyday … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wrong place, wrong time? Singer arrested after getting off a bus later set ablaze in protest against prison conditions; young woman maintains her innocence


Note from BW of Brazil: Well there is certainly a┬álot going on this case! But once again, it’s nothing surprising because nearly all of the details presented in today’s story … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

Identities of Brazil: Real stories and experiences in the lives of people struggling for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The personal stories presented in today’s post are simply more common experiences of those that this blog has brought you for the past years. Brazilians … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 1 Comment