Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I heard the toilet flush”: Woman fires cleaning lady for using her bathroom; also throws out plate and silverware that she ate with


Note from BW of Brazil: While you read the latest absurdity coming out of Brazil I want you to ask yourself, again, “Are we really all equal?”, in reference to … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Turning white: Why do they whiten blacks in movies, soap operas, advertisements and in history?


Note from BW of Brazil: You’ve seen it before…Think about it. When was the last time you saw a film, TV series or advertisement that featured a white actor/actress or … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Stop talking about racial consciousness and racism will disappear”: Journalist Glória Maria provokes controversy citing Morgan Freeman’s views on race


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever I get into a discussion with a friend, family member or colleague about whatever topic it may be, and we discover that we have … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

“The racism nowadays still shocks me!” On the Day of Black Consciousness, BBC’s “Singer of the Millenium”, 80-year old Elza Soares releases new video for “The Cheapest Meat on the Market is the Black Meat”


Note from BW of Brazil: Maybe you’ve never heard of singer Elza Soares. If you live outside of Brazil and never listened to the music of other countries, it is very … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Why November 20 is a holiday and what the Day of Black Consciousness is


Note from BW of Brazil: If you don’t already know, today is the Day of Black Consciousness celebrated in more than 350 cities across Brazil. Now, if you’re a person … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

“If I don’t see myself, I don’t buy”: Advertiser creates the “Buy or Don’t Buy” platform that lists companies that include black people in their campaigns


  Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this is what it’s all about. What a lot of black folks from old-school social movements don’t seem to understand is that … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

“You don’t have to be tall, white and blond to be beautiful”: From fashion shows and magazine covers to Rock in Rio, singer IZA’s career shifts into high gear!


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since we introduced readers to Rio-based singer IZA and since then I gotta say, the girl’s been making moves! She’s released … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · Leave a comment