Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Out of place”?: On being a black woman in predominantly white spaces: invisibility and racism in 80% black Salvador, Bahia


“We know of the discomfort of situations in which we blacks are noticed, admonished, in a mixture of curiosity and amazement on the part of observers who are surprised by … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

“At school, they said that I must be good in bed because of being black”: After suffering from stereotypes that Brazilian society reserves for black women, Monique Evelle now heads her own organization


Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing with our exposure of Afro-Brazilian women who shine and are making positive contributions to society, today we bring the story of a young woman … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

‘Precious’ author Sapphire and Bahian poet Lívia Natália discuss race, feminism and the place of black women in literature


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past several years, another of African-American public figures have been connecting with the Afro-Brazilian community in a number of debates, seminars, expos, award … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Do you think I didn’t want to be white?” – The importance of the continuation of the discussion of black self-worth


Note from BW of Brazil: But we’re all equal, right? Today’s piece is the result of a routine experience on a bus. But the simple comment of one black man … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

With black representation lacking in Brazilian media, actors bring their perspective to You Tube


Note from BW of Brazil: In past posts, we have seen numerous examples and proof of the vast under-representation of Afro-Brazilian actors in Brazilian film and television. We also have … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Woman called black mall employees “monkeys”; after angry crowd gathers, suspect hides in store.


Note from BW of Brazil: Alright so what else in new in Brazil? Another woman expresses how she feels about black people in a racist manner. We really have to … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

In 80% black Salvador, Bahia, African-American neuroscientist Carl Hart says “blacks seem to be in the hands of white people”


Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago here on the blog, we featured a story that detailed the experiences of non-Brazilian blacks visiting or living in Brazil. The … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 8 Comments