Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Police brutality: “Despite the fear, I will continue denouncing the arbitration,” says activist who had her son beaten by police in Minas Gerais

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story is perhaps a bit dated, going back to the end of October, but nevertheless, I felt it necessary to share this story as … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Amnesty Int’l calls for reduction of black deaths; five activists from every region of Brazil carry casket and present 63,000 signatures to Ministry of Justice

Note from BW of Brazil: It is an issue that we can never talk too much about. Black youth in Brazil are dropping like flies, victims of a Brazilian homicide … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

A masculine status: The social obligation of the Brazilian man to show off a white wife with whom to start a family

Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this really isn’t too hard to pick up on. If one were to hang out with enough Brazilian men and pay close attention, … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilians defining themselves as black has grown 15%; while pretos and pardos are considered black, pretos are those defining themselves as simply black

Note from BW of Brazil: So what does today’s report really mean in plain English? It’s a topic that’s been discussed here since the debut of this blog back in … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

“You’re black! You can’t afford it!”: A music executive and actress demonstrate, once again, that be it America or Brazil, black people are treated the same

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s so funny to me that, for decades, Brazilians have insisted that racist absurdities only happen in the United States, even with the vast amount … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

Nana Maternidade Preta: With photos and articles, collective blog “of black mothers for black mothers” details the experience of black motherhood

Note from BW of Brazil: It is an indisputable fact that black women have been giving birth to children in Brazil for hundreds of years. And they’ve had these children … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Can we finally put this fallacious phrase to rest? These seven women explain why it is racist to say that “we are all equal” in a society that is so unequal in terms of race

Note from BW of Brazil: It is a phrase that this writer has rallied against for some time now. The utterance of this phrase in response, usually to yet another … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 2 Comments