Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: 2016 Olympics

Can we keep it real, Brazil? You don’t really love the Rafaela Silvas of the world; you only like this one temporarily because she won the gold!


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so now that we have celebrated the exhilarating victory of judo artist Rafaela Silva bringing home Brazil’s first gold medal right in her own … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 35 Comments

Black, poor, female, HERO: Rafaela Silva wins Brazil’s first gold medal at home in the 2016 Olympic Games


Note from BW of Brazil: What can we say? Simply proud, proud, proud! By now, everyone who has been following the 2016 Olympics in Rio knows that Rafaela Silva clinched … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

With countdown to Rio’s Olympics, Brazil’s top TV network continues fear mongering of black population; is there a new policy of ‘disappearing’ “undesirables”?


Note from BW of Brazil: Several years ago, Brazilians celebrated after the country’s rise onto the world stage was rewarded with the hosting of the 2014 World Cup and the … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Nêga Rosa Project increases income of black women in Rio communities. Women sew, cook and give turban workshops; works to be featured in 2016 Olympics


Note from BW of Brazil: In recent years, numerous projects, programs and seminars focused on black culture and entrepreneurial enterprises have changed the lives of numerous Afro-Brazilians, bringing opportunities that … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment