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Classic book ‘The genocide of the black Brazilian’ by Abdias do Nascimento re-released: originally released in 1978, title was activist’s attempt to expose the myth of ‘racial democracy’ outside of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: In a brief bio I published several weeks ago, I described how I happened to get into studies of the situation of Afro-Brazilians. It is … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

100 years of Abdias do Nascimento: Brazil’s greatest modern day black leader


Note from BW of Brazil: Today marks a milestone that should be remembered in the worldwide struggle for black liberation. On this date in 1914, Abdias do Nascimento, the most … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

40 years of the Movimento Negro Unificado! On July 7, 1978, various black organizations came together to form Brazil’s modern day black rights movement


Note from BW of Brazil: 40 years! Four decades of struggle, marches, lectures, speeches, rallies and organizing. 40 years is a long time in some ways but also a short … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Parties invest 3 times more in candidacies of white congressmen than black; with fewer resources, blacks & browns are equal to one-fifth of the 513 federal deputies


Note from BW of Brazil: People often ask me, how is it that there are so many black people in Brazil but yet they seem to have so little power? … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is there a black genocide going on in Brazil? Considering a number of important factors, the answer may be surprising


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a topic that has been mentioned in a number of articles on this blog. As such, readers should know how I would answer … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

When is blackface not actually blackface? Journalist defends her photo exhibit that digitally blackened the faces of numerous prominent white people


Note from BW of Brazil: HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of Black Women of Brazil’s readers and welcome to 2018! For my first post of 2018, I must take care … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

It IS a black thing! Black November! Black Brazilians flip a racist comment by presenting 25 historical personalities in the Month of Black Consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: A racist statement made by a well-known television journalist became the subject of two recent posts here at BW of Brazil. But as November is … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · 1 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 · 2 Comments

What is it to be a black man in Brazil? Reaffirming the struggle beyond the dehumanizing stereotypes and subordinate masculinities


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main questions that have been asked on this blog over the past several years is, “What is it to be a black … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

On the 52nd anniversary of his death, rappers discuss the importance of Malcolm X to Brazilian Hip Hop


Note from BW of Brazil: Last week, on February 21st, millions around the world commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the legendary human/civil rights activist Malcolm X. And while the iconic … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Theater piece ‘Trem de Minas’ generates controversy with usage of ‘blackface’; black activists protest, issue manifesto: theater discontinues usage of makeup


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, this is getting to be very predictable. A white person or group of white people don blackface, black activists protest, white people proclaim … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Culture silences racism: Black artists are gaining visibility and occupying spaces in institutions that previously ignored them


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, in reality, I would have to disagree with the title chosen for today’s post. Cultural practices and exhibits may be ways of responding to … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment