Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black Brazilian women

What is it to be a mulher negra (black woman) in Brazil?


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a question that this blog has approached before. It is a question for which this very blog exists. “O que é ser negra … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

“How do you feel being a black woman in a patriarchal and racist country?” – ‘Black Soul’ exhibition in Rio de Janeiro reflects on empowerment of the black woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Women telling their stories, revealing experiences and revealing with their words what it means to be a black woman in a country like Brazil. In … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Night of the Black Beauty: Salvador, Bahia’s yearly homage to the beauty of the black woman


Candidates for the Deusa do Ébano do Ilê Aiyê A Noite da Beleza Negra (The Night of the Black Beauty) competition that went down last night, Saturday, January 12th, at Senzala Barro … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The racist manicurist: when racism against blacks is committed by other blacks


Fátima Oliveira: Doctor, writer, feminist in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by Fátima OliveiraBete, a manicurist that brags about being a black racist “I don’t like to do the nails of blacks. I … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Angela Davis declares support of the black Brazilian women’s march; rally seeks to bring together at least 100,000 women


Valdecir Nascimento of the Odara Institute of Black Women with Angela Davis Rally seeks to bring together at least 100,000 black women The executive coordinator of the Odara – Instituto … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 6 Comments

Black women filmmakers combine idealism with cinematic technique and are earning more space on the big screen


Lílian Santiago You may not remember the names of the directors or producers of the last movies you watched, but surely they were there. In Brazil, women are the majority behind … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Carolina de Jesus, writer: from the slums of São Paulo to international acclaim


Originally published on November 25, 2011 Republished in recognition of the Month of Black Consciousness Carolina Maria de Jesus (1915-1977) (1) was a favelada (slum dweller) from the the city of São … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 1 Comment