Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Afro Brazilian women

Double discrimination: A rapper, a teacher and a seamstress fight the statistics that make black women the most vulnerable group in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: If you think about it, there are literally hundreds of thousands f great personal history of black Brazilian women that could probably be made into documentaries … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 · 3 Comments

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 · 3 Comments

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