Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro Brazilian women

At Brazil’s top network, Globo TV, of every six opening sequences of soap operas with white women, only one has black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course of the years of this blog’s existence, we’ve periodically discussed the influence of novelas (soap operas) in Brazilian culture and the place … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

“The revolution will be crespo (kinky/curly)”: With skillful lyrics packed with Rap, Jazz, and R & B rhythms, singer Tássia Reis uses music to fight against racism


    Note from BW of Brazil: The name Tássia Reis has already appeared in seven posts over the past few years on this blog, and for good reason. As we have … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

A woman, black and blind, Rio native Nathalia Santos has dreams of becoming a journalist and doesn’t feel entitled to deny characteristics that make her who she is


    Note from BW of Brazil: What a great example of self-determination, inspiration and a discipline that says “no excuses”. Many of the women featured on this blog already … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Why are black executives still an exception? Rachel Maia, of Pandora Jewelry, is the only black woman CEO in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The lack of black people in the position of CEOs in Brazil’s top companies is a topic this blog has addressed in past posts but … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

UN Women launches digital action with black Brazilian women YouTubers in the fight against racism and for black representation


Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you’re probably quite familiar with the star-making potential of the online video … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where are Brazil’s ‘Hidden Figures’? Although representing only 5.5% of the total, over 5,000 black Brazilian women conduct research in the exact sciences


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s face it, when most people think of doctors, lawyers and scientists, the first image that usually pops in a person’s mind is a white … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Income of black women has increased over the past 20 years, but they continue to suffer from prejudice and inequality


Note from BW of Brazil: As the saying goes, the more things change the more they stay the same. It is the perfect phrase for summarizing the situation of millions … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment