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Symbols of resistance and empowerment, meet 7 black Brazilian women entrepreneurs that you should know


Note from BW of Brazil: Beyond calls for more representation in the media, an end to the genocide of black youth and the daily struggle against racism, black Brazilians have … Continue reading

July 26, 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 Brazil, the black entrepreneur is denied credit three times more than a white entrepreneur


Note from BW of Brazil: Repeat after me. In Brazil, “somos todos iguais” (we are all equal)! You believe me, don’t you? Of course, the reality of life presents a … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Monica Costa: From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to top entrepreneur in the Washington, D.C. area


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great when I discover international stories of the success that black Brazilian women are finding in other countries. In previous stories, I brought … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 6 Comments

Afropreneurship: Although racism is the principle obstacle for black entrepreneurs, Brazil’s tax system also puts them at a disadvantage


Note from BW of Brazil: In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of research and investment being devoted to “Afropreneurship”, referring to Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs. And even though we’ve seen an upsurge … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Black Power! Entrepreneurs in Salvador, Bahia join forces for a new online venture that uses 100% black business owners and models!


Note from BW of Brazil: For readers who may not know, when the term “black power”, said in English rather than “poder negro” in Portuguese, often times they are speaking … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Discrimination still hinders black entrepreneurs, says Inter-American Development Bank; program will invest $500 million in Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a market that had yet to reach its full potential. And as the politics of racial identity continue to develop in Brazil the possibilities … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Microempreendedoras Negras Unidas (United Black Women Micro-entrepreneurs): In southern Brazil, two black women are bringing the afro aesthetic to weddings


Note from BW of Brazil: Once again, another story about Afro-Brazilian women doing for self! The last decade has seen a true explosion in black Brazilians taking chances and becoming … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Black college students launch phone application for afro-entrepreneurs


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another example of a rising creativity in the world of Afro-oriented entrepreneurs! It’s quite amazing and inspiring to see the innovations and strides being … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

After being accused of mocking natural black hair and earning millions in the process, entrepreneur Zica Assis responds. But is her argument convincing?


Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago, we posted an article by a blogger who expressed her disappointment in the derogatory representations and gestures of cabelo crespo (kinky/curly … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black entrepreneurs focus on the Afro-oriented market potential in Brazil


  Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurial enterprise is one that has taken off in recent years with a number innovative businessmen and women who have … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

July of the Pretas seminar promotes Black Women and Entrepreneurship in Salvador, Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: With every passing year, more and more Afro-Brazilians are staking their claims in entrepreneurial enterprises and a number of black women have been able to … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the first time, the number of black entrepreneurs has surpassed that of whites in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil was once (and many ways still is) a country that refused to acknowledge that the existence of differences within its population; citizens of Brazil … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

The color of success: With companies moving millions of dollars, Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs overcome barriers and change the face of the game


Note from BW of Brazil: For many years Brazil has ignored its black population and promoted an image of a singular, monolithic type of market segment with singular tastes and … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 4 Comments