Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Carnival season begins with accusations of "apartheid" against black bloco afro groups in Salvador


Although it may appear that it’s early to start talking about Carnaval as the event doesn’t actually start until late February, but in reality, the preparation occurs behind the scenes … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Black Brazilians learn from South African leader Steve Biko


By Alejandra Martins Steve Biko sought to set black South Africans free from oppression and he died for it. He probably never imagined that 30 years on, his message would … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black Brazilians learn from South African leader Steve Biko


By Alejandra Martins Steve Biko sought to set black South Africans free from oppression and he died for it. He probably never imagined that 30 years on, his message would … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia: Brazil’s own spin on apartheid


Carnaval of the Apartheid As Carnaval begins to wind down in Brazil, one particular issue won’t be dying down any time soon: racism. The racism practiced by Brazil’s elites was … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 2 Comments