Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

17 black Brazilian women who fought against the institution of slavery that you won’t find in history textbooks


Note from BW of Brazil: Here at the Black Women of Brazil blog, we feature many stories, past and present that focus on the struggle of black Brazilians, specifically black … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Since you became a black militant, it’s very difficult to talk to you!”: How racial consciousness changes the way one sees the world


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s actually a very common story. There are possibly millions of black Brazilians who have long believed or still believe that Brazil has no racial … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I was fired for being black and having an afro”: Rio man details his ordeal after being harassed and dismissed due to his look


Note from BW of Brazil: If you haven’t realized it by now, Brazil’s standards of attractiveness and beauty are undeniably anti-black. Is there really any way to continue denying this? … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black men and relationships with black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Similar to my previous post that discussed the importance of understanding what it is to be a black man in Brazilian society, as the dialogue … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

What is it to be a black man in Brazil? Reaffirming the struggle beyond the dehumanizing stereotypes and subordinate masculinities


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main questions that have been asked on this blog over the past several years is, “What is it to be a black … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Black woman denounces attempt to kidnap her daughter; woman needed to prove she was her child’s mother because the little girl looks white


Note from BW of Brazil: This has got to be one of the strangest cases I’ve come across in some time! In reality, in Brazil, it is very common that … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

Singer Luedji Luna earns three nominations at the Caymmi Music Awards recognizing the best of Bahian musicians


Note from BW of Brazil: I learned many years ago that some of the best artists in music are those whose names are not plastered on the covers of every … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · 2 Comments