Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Senegalese man’s body burned after assailants set fire to mattress that he slept on; President Dilma repudiates the act


Note from BW of Brazil: Just wondering. Does anyone seem to notice a certain way that it seems black immigrants are treated in Brazil? Or is it just this writer? … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Brazil, African immigrants suffer racism and police harassment; experience different treatment than Europeans, Americans and Asians


Note from BW of Brazil: One could argue that Brazil has maintained an anti-African posture for centuries. After all, the country was the greatest recipient of slaves (estimated between 4-5 … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Race, beauty, representation and black invisibility: how two recent beauty contests represent Brazil’s racial ideology


Note from BW of Brazil: Two beauty contests, two different states, and two different histories serve as good examples of Brazil’s historical racial ideology. In the southern state of Santa … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

Pastor who believes "Africans are descended from an ancestral curse" and "AIDs is a gay cancer" is chosen president of Commission on Human Rights and Minorities


 Deputy/pastor Marco Feliciano elected president of Commission on Human Rights and Minorities After protests from members of the PT (Partido dos Trabalhores or Workers’ Party) and PSOL (Partido Socialismo e Liberdade … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Murder of an Angolan woman and the roots of anti-black, anti-African ideologies in Brazil


Angolan woman Zumira de Souza Borges Cardoso was murdered in São Paulo In yet another example of Brazil’s centuries long anti-black, anti-African ideology, an Angolan university student was killed and three others … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 9 Comments

Racist grafitti and Neo-Nazis in Brazil: The evidence that can’t be denied


“Fora crioulo (Out with the crioulos/blacks)” Last week on May 1st, several news outlets in Brazil reported that the front of a building located across the street from the Federal University … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Racist grafitti and Neo-Nazis in Brazil: The evidence that can’t be denied


“Fora crioulo (Out with the crioulos/blacks)” Last week on May 1st, several news outlets in Brazil reported that the front of a building located across the street from the Federal University … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 3 Comments