Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The ambiguous trajectory of racism in futebol in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of racism is a topic that we frequently approach on this blog and for a number of reasons. 1) Many people outside of … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Naomi Campbell featured on three ‘Vogue Brasil’ covers; celebrating the beauty of negras brasileiras, supermodel poses with 11 prominent black women


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m sure anyone who takes the issue of black representation seriously can probably remember having that Naomi Campbell moment. You know the moment when you … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Straight from Rio, inspired by a legendary African queen, the N’Zinga clothing brand is “made by black women, for black women”


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another example of “sistas doing it for themselves”. The past decade or so has seen an explosion of Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurial enterprises as more and … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

“Negressencia”: Spectacular considers the history of Rio Grande do Sul, one of Brazil’s whitest states, from the perspective of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! All I can say is that I wish I could be there! The photos and background to this spectacular look inspiring. As we’ve seen … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

“Being a woman and black is beautiful. And I am”: documentary ‘Negra Sou’ (a black woman I am) deals with the development of black identity in a racist country


Note from BW of Brazil:┬áThe development of black identity is a topic that we can never focus too much on. The numerous posts featured on this blog that approach this … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Talk show host once again at the center of controversy after saying black senator looks like a ‘coffee server’; politician will take legal actions


Note from BW of Brazil: People often wonder how it is that racism and prejudice persists throughout Brazil and how. Well, the fact is that racism and prejudice have a … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

‘She’s black and has a child so she must be homeless’: Offered spare change, dancer/researcher speaks of racial stereotypes


Note from BW of Brazil: For many decades, Brazilians themselves as well as people around the world envisioned Brazil as a ‘racial paradise’ where the three primary races have historically … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment
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