Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: 2016 Summer Olympics

Brazil’s black Olympic national heroes!


Note from BW of Brazil: As it goes every four years, everyone knew that the United States would be the leader in gold as well as overall medals. Considering the … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 12 Comments

The 2016 Rio Olympics are over, but let’s not forget the fact: In terms of social conditions, “Brazil deserves the tin can medal”


Note from BW of Brazil: Well the 2016 Summer Olympic Games hosted in Rio de Janeiro are officially over and it was a record setting effort for number of medals … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Still not forgotten: Singer and others still blasting medal winning gymnast for his racist past; reaction shows rising militancy of black Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: And now for the story that has only gotten bigger since gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano took was awarded a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafaela Silva won Olympic gold but many afro-brasileiras in the Games have won medals and championships in recent years – Meet 15 of them!


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course, as was expected, the United States and its top-ranked athletes have once again claimed most of the glory and the most medals of … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

“I hate blacks but Brazil’s goalie has a chance!”- After racist post, federal official justifies himself: “I have a black wife and several black friends”


Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again! You just gotta love the widespread denial on the topic of racism in Brazil. And the justifications for why one cannot … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 35 Comments

Having scored 28 goals in the Olympics and leading the women’s handball team to quarter finals, some ponder if Ana Paula Rodrigues is the best in the world


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course, when most of think of the world’s most popular sports, handball isn’t one that immediately comes to mind, at least in comparison to … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

With two dramatic penalty saves by goalie B├írbara, Brazil’s women’s futebol team defeats Australia and advances to the semi-finals!


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes you have to feel for goalies in the game of futebol. If the game ever comes down to penalty kicks, this player alone must … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 1 Comment