Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Afro Brazilians

The difficulty of being in a foreign country, not speaking the language, being a woman and being black: Meet global traveler Paula Augot


Note from BW of Brazil: I can personally attest to knowing what’s it’s like to be treated as some sort of criminal while traveling. It’s simply another facet of doing … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

Sad week…On consecutive days, Afro-Brazilian culture loses two amazing black women: Singer Dona Ivone Lara at age 97 and folklorist Raquel Trindade at age 81


Note from BW of Brazil: It goes without saying that these two stories were the biggest items of the week in terms of black culture. First, on Monday, I came … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Brazilian fans of the Netflix series ‘Dear White People’ get a special treat: Lead character Sam speaks about Afro-Brazilian heroes Zumbi and Dandara on Brazil’s Day of Black Consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, well, surprise, SURPRISE!! In a few previous article, we’ve shown how the Netflix series Dear White People, known as Cara Gente Branca in Brazil, … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Journey to the roots of black Brazil: Afro Brazil Museum is essential to understanding a country where 51% of the population declares itself black or brown


Note from BW of Brazil: After having visited a number of cities throughout Brazil, I knew I needed to spend more time in the city of São Paulo rather just stopping … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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