Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In the state of Amazonas, a black woman is called a “dirty, old, poor black monkey” by a doctor after seeking medical care for her child


Note from BW of Brazil: When does it end? Two issues to address here. 1) The general racist tendency of Brazilians to refer to African descendants as monkeys. 2) The … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Today is the National Day of Black Consciousness in Brazil; holiday now celebrated in more than 1,000 cities!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, the day set aside for the observance of Black Consciousness, History and Struggle is a holiday celebrated in more than 1,000 municipalities throughout Brazil! … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woman gives birth on the floor in a hospital hall in Amazonas (northwestern Brazil); doctors were all sleeping


Note from BW of Brazil: This blog has already featured a few other stories of miraculous or unfortunate incidents involving childbirths (1), but the circumstances of the following incident are … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Erlane Menezes from Manaus, Amazonas


State of Amazonas (in the red)

February 26, 2013 · 4 Comments