Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Afro Brazilian women

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

2.5 million black and brown women are ‘missing’ in census report: Report demonstrates the difficulty women of color have in defining themselves as black


Note from BW of Brazil: Well in reality, the information presented in today’s piece should come as absolutely no surprise. When I first created this blog back in 2011, one … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

For a March 8th of Black, Poor and Periphery Women


Note from BW of Brazil: It may be the day of the year in which we celebrate women, but their struggle to be appreciated for everything they do, their importance … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

300 women from the ‘Negras Empoderadas’ (Empowered Black Women) network come together in a São Paulo movie theater to watch ‘Hidden Figures’


Note from BW of Brazil: They did it!! I first brought you the organizing of this event a few weeks back. A growing network of professional black Brazilian women connecting … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

New generation of black women are putting the stereotype of the Carnival dancer in check in Rio de Janeiro


Note from BW of Brazil: If there is one thing that I’ve learned continuously in studying history and viewpoints; we must always consider the other side of the story in … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

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