Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro Brazilians

Article by Veja, Brazil’s top news magazine, featuring actor couple Taís Araújo & Lázaro Ramos, irritates readers; citizens still can’t deal with race isssue


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s really interesting how one can gauge the climate of a particular country by just reading one article, the way the media outlet framed it, … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

“A little nigger girl? Not here!” Scholarship student target of racist comment at event of FGV, one of Brazil’s top-ranking universities


Note from BW of Brazil: So once again, Brazil demonstrates its racist, exclusionary tendencies. As I’ve been following these incidents for time, it appears that tension over Afro-Brazilian students frequently … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Stop seeing your blackness as something negative”: Encrespa seminar in Piauí teaches empowerment through appreciation of black aesthetic


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, this is impressive to see. This blog has been covering the Encrespa movement for some time and I’ve watched as it’s grown … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

After begging for spare change, 13-year old chased & dragged by restaurant security; witness says punch causes teen’s death – investigation flawed


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, stories such the one being presented today are heartbreaking and usually totally unnecessary. The story of 13-year old João Victor first broke … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

On the 52nd anniversary of his death, rappers discuss the importance of Malcolm X to Brazilian Hip Hop


Note from BW of Brazil: Last week, on February 21st, millions around the world commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the legendary human/civil rights activist Malcolm X. And while the iconic … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bloco afro Olodum celebrates 30 years of debut album ‘Egito Madagascar’ with the Carnaval theme ‘The Sun – Akhenaton: The Paths of Light’ in homage to the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, there were quite a few memorable moments in this Carnaval, all over Brazil! It’s time like these that a full-time staff is … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Big d*cks & blackface: Costumes used by white men displaying huge fake black penises take 1st prize in Carnaval contest – latest in subjugation of blacks


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, some of the worst forms of racist sentiments often come disguised as “a joke”. It is one of the best ways for people … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment