Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

July 25th, the International Day of Black Women – Date celebrates feminine blackness: read thoughts of 16 women on what it is to be a black woman in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, July 25th, is the day in which we celebrate the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day. And as we do here every year, we … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 12 Comments

Brazilian art still doesn’t know how to deal with black people, says writer Ana Maria Gonçalves


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, sometimes when you analyze a situation long enough and catch the vibe of what the people are feeling, you can kinda feel a huge … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Employee denounces store manager who posted photo of her cleaning on a social network with caption referring to her as the slave in popular soap opera


Note from BW of Brazil: This story is so very typical of “we’re not racists” Brazil. If we didn’t already have enough stories demonstrating the racist nature of Brazilian society … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

“For some time now, racism is no longer veiled in Brazil”, says rapper Dexter


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, this should in fact come as a surprise to no one; at least people who have followed the content of this blog closely for … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is this how to fight racism? Unsuspecting black children, a silent black woman, a white men with good intentions and the invisible racist?


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s piece, we re-visit a controversial presentation presented by Brazil’s top television network Rede Globo. A few weeks back, during the networks yearly fund-raising effort … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Taking it to the streets! Afro-Brazilians march through the city of Florianópolis in one of Brazil’s whitest states to demand recognition and their rights


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve written in numerous posts, the past few decades have seen tremendous changes in the consciousness of Brazil’s black population. The giant is waking … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

“The Festival of Whiteness”? Writers criticize lack of black writers invited to one of Brazil’s principle literary festivals


Note from BW of Brazil: The more things change the more thing stay the same. That about sums up what went down at the annual FLIP literary festival. Before getting … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment
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