Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: African religions

Mãe Beata de Iemanjá, religious leader known for her struggle against racial prejudice, dies at 86 


Note from BW of Brazil: Bahia, Rio and Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian religious community is in mourning over the passing of a great woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration, Mãe Beata. Here is how … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Professor apologizes for calling security guard monkey; black rep of Commission for Racial Equality defends professor because there are also yellow, red and blue monkeys


Sign: Calling (someone) ‘monkey’ is not an injury, it’s racism.  You need to be punished adequately. No to racism!! The drama at the University of Pará continues to unfold. As … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 2 Comments