Black Women of Brazil

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Consultant Patrícia Santos de Jesus explains how companies that include minorities understand the customer better and gain more market share


Note from BW of Brazil: As loyal readers of this blog know, the issue of racism in Brazilian society is a major theme covered on this blog. And this topic continues … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Azealia Banks insults Brazilians in war of words; insults from Brazilians assume racist nature: Afro-Brazilians support Banks, ask if racist insults are ever justified


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, I gotta say that you never know what you may ending writing about on the internet. I admit, from about the mid 1980s … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Black male corporeity and the crisis of affection: The necessity of the re-signification of the black male body


Note from BW of Brazil: As the focus and title of this blog is black women of Brazil, I spend a lot of time giving space to black Brazilian women … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Competing is part of the life of the black woman,” says Luz Ribeiro, national champion of SLAM poetry; she’ll represent Brazil in the world championship in France


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another black Brazilian woman making her mark, this time in the world of poetry which, as we have seen, has a strong presence of … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Your presence threatens security!”: Followed and harrassed by security, young blacks organize protest against racism in mall; establishment denies accusation


Note from BW of Brazil: Similar to yesterday’s post about a guest on a popular morning talk show finding it appropriate to appear in blackface, there’s no use in denying … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Son of famous funk singer Tati Quebra Barraco is shot and dies in Cidade de Deus, in Rio’s West Zone; police say it happened during a shootout


Note from BW of Brazil: The violence in Rio, as in Brazil as a whole, continues and no one is immune to the cruel reality. Not even those who are … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Criminalization of the black male: In photo of campaign against pedophilia, São Paulo buses use image of black hands grabbing a little white girl


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, sometimes I really do believe that people and organizations do certain things, the more outrageous the better, precisely to garner a reaction from … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment