Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Belo Horizonte

Dr. Júlia Rocha: a double threat. Doctor inspires thousands sharing personal stories of patients; is also a successful samba singer that recently appeared on The Voice Brasil


Note from BW of Brazil: These are the types of stories that inspired the creation of the Black Women of Brazil blog! Below we bring you story of Dr. Júlia Rocha, … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Afronta newspaper: Black and independent media in the city of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we first brought you the story of an independent, black newspaper in one of Brazil’s largest cities, Belo Horizonte, back on July 22nd. … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

As more blacks develop pride in their natural hair, Brazil’s racism continues its psychological oppression: Design student describes her ordeal with a university professor


Note from BW of Brazil: As anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time must know by now, Brazilian society does not accept characteristics that remind it … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Colors and values: The ‘artivist’ Criola uses cans of paint to empower black women in the streets of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: As we have seen in a number of previous posts over the past few years, black people are using a number of different methods to … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Overcoming racism, poverty and low self-esteem, former cleaning woman Luana Tolentino becomes a teacher and now positively affects the lives of students with her unique teaching style


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great to read stories of people finding ways to overcome adversity, excel in life and do exactly what they love to do. The … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

“For us, by us!”: Afronta, new newspaper in Minas Gerais brings black faces and culture to media outlets


Note from BW of Brazil: As followers of this blog well know, media representation is a regular and important theme for us. And it should be. Whether one likes to … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

NEGR.A – Collective of Black Authors: Through song, poetry and text, five women bring blackness and the feminine universe to the stage


Note from BW of Brazil: As we have seen in a number of recent posts, musical theater is one of genres that a number of black groups, actors, singers and … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment