Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: African Diaspora

The “New Black Globalization” – Connections of diasporas and African countries; recent visit by king of Yorubas to Brazil encourages calls for black nationalism


Note from BW of Brazil: The recent visit by King Oni of Ifé, leader of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, is being hailed as an important symbol of a rising … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

“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

Documentary project ‘Brasil: DNA África’ helps 150 Afro-Brazilians trace their ancestral roots


Note from BW of Brazil: For decades, Brazil has developed its reputation as one of the most racially diverse countries in the world. After centuries of mixing between descendants of … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why do we revere the 25th of July, the Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Day?


Note from BW of Brazil: Today is July 25th, the Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Day. A day in which black women reflect on the struggles for recognition, the right to … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment