Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: African-Americans

Oscars 2016: If black Americans are fighting for full equality, why are black Brazilians fighting to hold onto crumbs?


Note from BW of Brazil: For a number of years there has been a discussion as to why it seems that descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States have … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will participate in meeting in São Paulo to discuss the situation of black youth and racial violence in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The highlights of the November Month of Black Consciousness continue. Yesterday, we saw the historic first national March of Black Women take place in the … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Brazilian woman describes her experiences wearing her natural hair in the US and hair rituals of black American women


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is really part of the reason for the BW of Brazil blog in the first place – the exchange of black experiences across … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train


This post will be this blog’s second foray into the connection between African-American music and culture and its importation into Brazil in the 1970s. This topic was briefly touched upon … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment