Black Women of Brazil

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“Being a woman and black is beautiful. And I am”: documentary ‘Negra Sou’ (a black woman I am) deals with the development of black identity in a racist country


Note from BW of Brazil: The development of black identity is a topic that we can never focus too much on. The numerous posts featured on this blog that approach this … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Talk show host once again at the center of controversy after saying black senator looks like a ‘coffee server’; politician will take legal actions


Note from BW of Brazil: People often wonder how it is that racism and prejudice persists throughout Brazil and how. Well, the fact is that racism and prejudice have a … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

‘She’s black and has a child so she must be homeless’: Offered spare change, dancer/researcher speaks of racial stereotypes


Note from BW of Brazil: For many decades, Brazilians themselves as well as people around the world envisioned Brazil as a ‘racial paradise’ where the three primary races have historically … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The racist roots of the coup d’état against President Dilma Rousseff


Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, or just don’t really tuned into news coming out of Brazil, you know that President … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

Two women shot dead in Rio; one black, one white – Report by top TV network demonstrates why independent, black media is so necessary


Note from BW of Brazil: Let us start this post by  declaring that there is nothing new about today’s report. If you’ve examined Brazil’s mainstream media from a more critical perspective, … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

What do blacks have to do with the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff?


Note from BW of Brazil: As the ongoing procedures pushing for the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff continue, many questions have arisen as to how the Afro-Brazilian population should … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 10 Comments

The force and sensuality of model Indira Carvalho exalts her native land of Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: Model Indira Carvalho has been on the scene for more than a decade. Since the soteropolitano (native of Salvador, Bahia) arrived in São Paulo, she’s seen her … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment
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