Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Of every 100 people murdered in Brazil, 71 are poor, young black people: Is there a hidden agenda to eliminate those considered “socially dangerous”?


Note from BW of Brazil: Although it’s been covered in numerous previous posts, it can never be considered a worn out topic. That is unless you’re a person who isn’t concerned … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Where are the Afro-Brazilians in history books? 17 black people that you never learned about in school


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s article is short, right to the point and something that my research and experiences on/in Brazil demonstrate why such material is important. The first … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · 5 Comments

For blacks, the end of the line: a panorama of racial inequality in the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul is evident in job opportunities, income and politics


Note from BW of Brazil: As has been documented time and time again, it is not only the numbers that prove the profound racial inequalities in Brazil, but also the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilians expect more representation from advertisements; 85% of blacks believes that companies must respect the diversity of their customers


Note from BW of Brazil: The data is there and has been there for years. In terms of the manner that the Brazilian media portrays Brazilians, the diversity of the … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Afro-entrepreneurship on display at Feira Black (Black Expo) which will address racial issues and bring together fashion, music, culinary arts and dance


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so this event took place last Sunday, but I wanted to present the story as yet another example of the growing genre known as Afro-entrepreneurship … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

In latest bloodbath in state of Pará, hooded marauders open fire leaving 10 injured, 2 dead, 1 child with bullet in head; silent war on black & poor continues


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a topic that unfortunately I’ve had to cover too much on this blog: The senseless murders of young, black Brazilians. The story is nothing … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · 4 Comments

In six years, in the nation’s capital, accusations of racism have grown more than 1,000%; racism has always existed, but until recent years, few recognized it


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said it before and today’s article is yet another example of my point. For decades Brazil has been able to keep its image relatively … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 2 Comments