Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro Brazilians

Three Brazilians are among 100 most influential blacks in the world! They are among a select group that will dine with Barack Obama in NYC on September 26th


Note from BW of Brazil: Well I’m quite sure all three of these Brazilians must be pretty excited right about now! Actor couple Lázaro Ramos, wife Taís Araújo and Feira Preta‘s … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Cooking, Candomblé and ancestry: Researcher & cultural producer learned that in religion of African origin, cooks are guardians of knowledge


Note from BW of Brazil: In highlighting the contributions of Africans in Brazil, numerous articles have touched upon the importance of music, dance, martial arts, religion and quilombos among topics. … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 racist phrases that black women hear (either denouncing racism or being accused of whining)


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course, as black women can attest, racist comments and questions are plentiful in Brazil. But there are some that are so common that if you … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 9 Comments

“But if I were Snow White would you marry me?” – The construction of the affectivity of a black woman deconstructing fairy tales


Note from BW of Brazil: The solitude of the black Brazilian woman is a topic that has been approached in numerous previous posts on this blog. Specifically over the period … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Netflix series ‘Dear White People’ (Cara Gente Branca) winning over new fans in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: This is my second feature here discussing the Netflix series Dear White People and its availability on the Brazilian market. It’s intriguing to see that … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

In Brazil, the black entrepreneur is denied credit three times more than a white entrepreneur


Note from BW of Brazil: Repeat after me. In Brazil, “somos todos iguais” (we are all equal)! You believe me, don’t you? Of course, the reality of life presents a … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Afroflix: New free online platform gives visibility to film productions of black Brazilians; service currently features over 100 features


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a long, hard struggle and initiatives such as this will surely aid the cause! It’s no secret that there are literally hundreds, if … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 3 Comments