Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Overcoming obesity and becoming a champion weightlifter, in search for sponsors, Josélia Oliveira was told they wouldn’t support her because “blacks don’t sell”


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great to see people overcoming obstacles and fighting their place in the sun even when there are those who want to throw shade … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

With ever increasing acts of racism in soccer stadiums, the silence of the great Pelé is deafening


Note from BW of Brazil: Start the countdown! Carnaval has ended and the event that millions of Brazilians (and the world) have been waiting on for nearly four years is … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Essay and poem "Negra, Pérola, Mulher (Black, Pearl, Woman)" pays homage to important black Brazilian women


  The Império da Tijuca Samba school’s Carnaval parade that paid homage to black women was the 2013 Series A champion in Rio de Janeiro! (See short video below). Their Carnaval presentation … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

See some of Brazil’s finest of the 2012 London Olympics!


Below are a few of Brazil’s female athletes representing the country in the 2012 London Olympics. Below photos you will see the athlete’s name, sport, age and city, state they … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

See some of Brazil’s finest of the 2012 London Olympics!


Below are a few of Brazil’s female athletes representing the country in the 2012 London Olympics. Below photos you will see the athlete’s name, sport, age and city, state they … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment