Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Blacks don’t buy”…Really? By the end of 2017, black Brazilians will have moved more than $1.6 trillion reais


Note from BW of Brazil: The title of today’s article is based on the myth that Brazilian advertisers use whenever asked why they don’t feature more black people in their … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Asè collection – Based on fashion, activism and ancestry, from the perspective of racism, Bahian artists record documentary in New York


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this most definitely sounds exciting! Brazilian-born black fashion designer making moves, using her talents to address wider social issues on top of that, making … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

In its 9th edition, Festival de Arte Negra, Black Arts Festival, brings together artistic and cultural actions to highlight the empowerment of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here’s another good reason for me to visit one of my favorite cities in Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

First digital bank for blacks to ease financing for Afro-entrepreneurs; “Black Summit: ‘Black Money'” event for Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs scheduled for October 31


Note from BW of Brazil: So there’s been a lot of talk in recent years on this concept of “Black Money“. With the rise of Afro-Brazilians entering the world of … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

“They’ll say that I’m kidnapping this blue-eyed white child”: Black man, father of a white girl reports on everyday racism


Note from BW of Brazil: When I came across this story it was actually a little funny to me. Literally funny and funny in an ironic way as well. Why? … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Even Al Jazeera wants to know: Why is Brazilian television so white?


Note from BW of Brazil: I happened to see this video after checking out a few conversations people were having on the BW of Brazil Twitter page. The Al Jazeera … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s economic elite “is a perfect continuation of the slave elite” as it is “slavery that defines Brazilian society”, says sociologist Jessé Souza


Note from BW of Brazil: So….are you surprised by the title of today’s article? Why? I mean, Brazil was the country that forcibly brought the most enslaved Africans across the … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment