Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro Brazilian women

Network of empowered Afro-Brazilian women organize to attend a showing of the film ‘Hidden Figures’; group already has membership of more 4,600 black women


Note from BW of Brazil: One has to really appreciate the power of seeing a group of prominent black women coming together. Negras Empoderadas (Empowered Black Women) has been a common … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Women That Inspire”: Reflecting on a magical night when 16 incredible black Brazilian women commanded the stage for “TED Talks São Paulo”


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle of black Brazilian women is one that has been steadily building momentum for the past few decades. Through various organizations, organizing efforts, activists, … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The color of punishment: Female prisoners in nation’s capital increased 3,242% since 2007; black women are 81% female prisoners but only 52%of female population


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve been paying attention to the news concerning Brazil’s prison system as of late, you know that saying that authorities have a major problem … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

“We want representation beyond a shampoo commercial”: Blogger Rosangela Silva releases own brand of lipsticks for black women but affirms representation is much more than just cosmetics


Note from BW of Brazil: Afro-Brazilian activists have long argued that Brazil has the largest population of black people outside of the African continent. And this would be true if one … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, films video for his song “Black Woman” with cast of Afro-Brazilian women in Rio and Porto Alegre


Note from BW of Brazil: In a post from November of 2013, BW of Brazil presented an article about an homage to the late, great Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Miss Espírito Santo and Miss Rondônia are elected; and both are black! There are now six black women who will compete in the Miss Brasil contest!


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, allow me to make a prediction. With the recent news that two more black women have won the right to represent their states in … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

10 black women who are making a difference in Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: What better way to finish up a celebration of black women of Latin America and the Caribbean than with a post dedicated to 10 black … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment