Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Women That Inspire”: Reflecting on a magical night when 16 incredible black Brazilian women commanded the stage for “TED Talks São Paulo”


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle of black Brazilian women is one that has been steadily building momentum for the past few decades. Through various organizations, organizing efforts, activists, … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Singer Xênia França is a force of nature: With the voice, a groove and a warrior spirit, meet the goddess whose star is rising on São Paulo’s black music scene


Note from Black Women of Brazil: Music is another of my all-time passions. Since I was a kid my taste in music has evolved quite a bit. In my household … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

“White in Brazil” comedy sketch pokes fun at white privilege and how the country’s race relations are still rooted in the slave era


Note from BW of Brazil: Some of the best comedy skits, sketches and routines that I’ve seen over the years are those that make me laugh while simultaneously dealing with … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Another innocent victim in the ‘war on drugs’: 16-year-old student shot dead in favela during shootout between police and drug traffickers in Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said it several times in past posts. With the prevalence of violence throughout Brazil, I could run a blog that focuses solely on general … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Suspect of racial insults against actors’ African daughter is a 14-year old black girl; case highlights the necessity of the re-education of the black community


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, another surprise, but again, not shocking. It may be true that the vast majority of material on this blog that deals with racism, racist … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

TV host fired after calling black singer a ‘monkey’ on the air; singer and TV network both issue statements


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I have to admit, I am a bit surprised at how quick this situation was taken care of. In all honesty, I thought this … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 5 Comments

Consultant Patrícia Santos de Jesus explains how companies that include minorities understand the customer better and gain more market share


Note from BW of Brazil: As loyal readers of this blog know, the issue of racism in Brazilian society is a major theme covered on this blog. And this topic continues … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment