Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

How Brazil continues to see black women: Rio de Janeiro mayor tells woman, winner of new apartment, she’ll do ‘a lot of f*cking’ in her new place!

Note from BW of Brazil: Disgusting! Absurd! Disrespectful! I’m sure there are plenty of other things that will come to mind after you read this story. Some readers come to … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 11 Comments

“We put people like you in the line of fire at the shooting range”: Black woman threatened in country club. Case again brings institutional racism that seeks to keep Afro-Brazilians in their ‘place’ to the forefront

Note from BW of Brazil: So many things come to mind when I think of the details involving today’s story. For one, it reminds me of a comment that was … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

“Oh, didn’t you know? I’m brown too!”: In upcoming mayoral election in 80% black Salvador, Bahia, two white candidates declare themselves ‘brown’

Note from BW of Brazil: So typical. Brazil, the place where one can switch their racial identity depending on perceived advantages and agendas. For those of our readers who live … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 12 Comments

The black hair revolution continues! Photos from the 2nd March of Curly/Kinky Hair Pride in São Paulo!

Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Has it been three weeks already?!? Ya know, as a regular blogger, I am always consistently preparing new material for the blog’s readership. Whether … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Brazil’s black Olympic national heroes!

Note from BW of Brazil: As it goes every four years, everyone knew that the United States would be the leader in gold as well as overall medals. Considering the … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 11 Comments

The 2016 Rio Olympics are over, but let’s not forget the fact: In terms of social conditions, “Brazil deserves the tin can medal”

Note from BW of Brazil: Well the 2016 Summer Olympic Games hosted in Rio de Janeiro are officially over and it was a record setting effort for number of medals … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Carnaval dancer Janaína Azevedo receives an ‘indecent proposal’ from event organizer and fires back: ‘Don’t mistake entertainment with prostitution’

Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s just be real about this subject. In an atmosphere in which women show a lot of flesh and there’s a lot of money exchanging … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

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