Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

For the second year in a row, a black woman is crowned Miss Brasil! More black women have earned the title in the past two years than the previous 61!


Note from BW of Brazil: What the….?!?!?! How did this contest creep up on me and I didn’t even see it? I have to admit, when I received this news … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Charlottesville is also in Brazil? In terms of race, why does the white Brazilian think he is any different from the white American?


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve been saying this for some time. Even if you haven’t done a lot of research on the issue of race and racism in Brazil, … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘I’m not going to talk to a black’: being mistaken for an assistant, futebol player, or completely ignored, black executive reports on racism in Brazilian corporate world


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, when you listen to stories of highly qualified, professional black people and what they have to deal with in their world, you … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

31 people were murdered last weekend in Salvador, Bahia; in first 100 days of 2017, 649 murders registered in city known as “Black Rome” and its metro region


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s goin’ on in Salvador, Bahia? The northeastern Brazil city is known as “Black Rome”, Brazil’s “mecca” of black culture and its enormous population of … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Being independent, feminist and married is impossible”, says singer MC Carol after separation


“Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the Women’s Movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.” … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Not one less quilombo!”: On August 16th, the future of millions of quilombolas (maroon society inhabitants) will be decided in the Federal Supreme Court


Note from BW of Brazil: This coming week, Brazil’s Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal) will make a decisionn that will affect the lives of tens of thousands of Brazilians. They … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilian government threatens the land rights of quilombolas; inhabitants are descendants of fugitive slave communities protected by Constitution


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since I approached this topic and now more than ever, we must inform the world of what’s happening to black Brazilians … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 2 Comments