Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: African descent

In historic visit of King Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi of Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Bahia is declared the Yoruba Capital of the Americas


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil has a huge debt to Africa and its people. Not only is it estimated that nearly 90% of Brazilians have at least 10% African … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

“I have the greatest pride in the color of my skin, my features and my history”: Where we come from: the history of Afro-descendants in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s an experience many of us have had. That moment when you start to think, where did I come from? Although growing up n Detroit and seeing … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Deise Nunes


Deise Nunes is the first and only Brazilian woman of visible African descent to win the Miss Brasil pageant (1986). While Brazil has for many years proclaimed itself to be … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Deise Nunes


Deise Nunes is the first and only Brazilian woman of visible African descent to win the Miss Brasil pageant (1986). While Brazil has for many years proclaimed itself to be … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · 1 Comment