Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Afro Brazilians

“Black Skin, White Masks”: Based on Fanon classic, dance company presents spectacular of black dance based on studies of ethno-racial relations in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil:  Any person who has had any sort of interest in the situation of African descendants living under the domination of Europeans and their descendants has … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Mãe Preta” (black mother) exhibit displays the importance of black women in the social formation of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a topic that is one of the primary focuses of this very blog. What is the experience, influence, and role of black women … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

“I want more black women to feel beautiful just the way they are”: With inspiration from Mozambique, Ana Paula Xongani’s clothing line focuses on black beauty


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve been following news out of Black Brazil for any amount of time you must’ve noticed that there is a sort of ‘fever’ catching … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

“The majority of bookstores don’t have books that represent us,” says owner of new bookstore in city of Belo Horizonte dedicated to the work of black authors


Note from BW of Brazil: In April of 2015, this blog told readers that “Excluding titles about Afro-Brazilian sports stars (Neymar, Anderson Silva or Pelé) it’s almost impossible to find books about … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

The abyss between whites and blacks: Report shows it took 10 years for blacks to reach Human Development Index experienced by whites in the year 2000


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s all in the numbers! It’s pretty easy for someone to say that “we Brazilians are all equal”, but what do the social statistics that measure … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Why do Afro-Brazilians identify so much with the series ‘Dear White People’? Perhaps because they are dealing with the very same issues presented in the film!


Note from BW of Brazil: When I first got into studying racial politics in Brazil, I constantly read that Brazil was ‘different’. Race relations in Brazil are completely different than … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

“The black consumer wants something with which to identify herself” – An African-styled wedding? Sisters of Matamba Institute offer services with Afro theme


Note from BW of Brazil: We’ve been seeing some very exciting developments in  recent years  focused on black identity, African ancestry and concepts of community. We’ve seen the rise of … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment