Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: black beauty

“I want five black women in the top spots”, says Kell Rosan; beauty was only black woman of 27 candidates in recent “Goddess of Brasil” pageant


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this shouldn’t really be that hard to see. As I’ve been following this sort of thing for years, I could have told this a … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

In Brazil, the beauty industry focused on the black population is growing


Note from BW of Brazil: It something that you can notice in many cities throughout the country. Everywhere you look, you see black men and women rockin’ enormous ‘fros loud … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thank you Raíssa! Finally, after 30 years we have a black Miss Brazil: black girls can also dream of being a Miss


Note from BW of Brazil: As would be expected, the victory of Raíssa Santana in the 2016 Miss Brasil contest has been big news across black Brazilian social media networks. And … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Larissa Oliveira is chosen as Ebony Goddess in 37th annual competition exalting the beauty of black women in Salvador, Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing a traditional that we have covered here since 2012, a 22-year old was named the newest ‘Goddess’ of black beauty in a contest one … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Confusion at Rio’s Black Beauty contest: Contestants paid fees, organizer cancels on day of event; blames it on economic crisis. Was it a scam?


Note from BW of Brazil: As in past events, the objective of holding black beauty events is to shine the light on black women whose representation is always either non-existent … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

The only black woman in this year’s Miss Brasil contest, Miss Federal District asks, “Who hasn’t suffered prejudice in Brazil?”


Note from BW of Brazil: So what else is new? For sixty plus years Brazil has crowned a Miss Brasil and only once has there been a woman of visible … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

“I don’t like this race, period. Black and poor only gives displeasure”: After pageant, black models victims of racist comments on social network


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, the internet and particularly social networks are havens for people to vent their racist views. While most would … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments