Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“It’s not because I’m black, is it?” – As Haitian immigrants head to the south of Brazil, racist tendencies arise as descendants of European immigrants turn their noses up


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since we reported on the situation of Haitian immigrants who have been steadily arriving in Brazil in search of better lives … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 10 Comments

Marina Silva: The political dynamo who has electrified the election season and wants to be Brazil’s first black woman president


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, the topic of today’s post is a long-time coming. Of course Marina Silva has been in the political arena for a number … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

In one northern capital city (Rio Branco), city council approves bill to feature more blacks in advertising


Note from BW of Brazil: The necessity of diversity, more visibility and a dignified representation of black women and black Brazilians in general have been a few of the main … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Haitian immigrants in Brazil: NGO warns of “humanitarian emergency” as visions of “Brazilian Dream” turn into the disillusionment of inhumane living conditions


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been about 3 and a half years since an a huge earthquake devastated Haiti. Since then, Haitians have been caught up in deceptive bureaucracy, … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Priest in northern Brazil refuses to marry couple because of the volume of the groom’s “excitement”


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so the blog normally covers much more serious topics, but every now and then you have to take time out for a laugh or … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment


Woman from the state of Acre, Brazil

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment


Woman from the state of Acre, Brazil

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment