Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Singer who gained fame for her version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is disrespected after comment about her hair; files suit against supermarket


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of hair, hairstyles and hair textures has been one of Brazil’s longest-enduring signs of its slave past and social/racial inequality in which each … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train


This post will be this blog’s second foray into the connection between African-American music and culture and its importation into Brazil in the 1970s. This topic was briefly touched upon … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Actress Jéssica Barbosa: see photo gallery 2 and trailer of film debut in Capoeira movie, Besouro


Actress Jéssica Barbosa is from the northeastern state of Bahia and was born in the city of Feira de Santana. She is best known for playing the role of Dinorá … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actress Jéssica Barbosa: see photo gallery and short video clip


Actress Jéssica Barbosa is from the northeastern state of Bahia and was born in the city of Feira de Santana. She is best known for playing the role of Dinorá … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Braids, extensions and dreads are among most worn black hairstyles


Crislene Assunção, Black Beauty winner Lorrayne Silva and Adriano Fransérgio Whoever thinks that all black hair styles are restricted to the “black power (afro)” style is mistaken. To change such a conception, … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Aparecida Petrowky: Compared to Rhianna, Halle, Beyonce and others, see her gallery of hairstyles from long and straight, to curly, short and afro – Who does she remind you of?


Actress Aparecida Petrowky became known to most Brazilians through her role on the Globo TV novela Viver a Vida in 2009. Although she made a name for herself playing the role of Sandrinha in … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actress Aparecida Petrowky been’s rockin’ her ‘fro since April! "Women have to appreciate the black race and stop straightening their hair". See the gallery here!


Petrowky: “Women have to appreciate the black race and stop straightening their hair”   We had a little fun on another post following actress Aparecida Petrowky through her various hair … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 1 Comment