Black Women of Brazil

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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 · 8 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

As an impeachment process clouds the future of Brazil’s president, how should blacks position themselves on the political crisis?


Note from BW of Brazil: Media outlets throughout the world from Spain to Mexico, China to the United States have covered the ongoing circus that is the impeachment process involving … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

The resentment of studying in the same classroom as the black maid’s daughter


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is a society constructed very much upon class and race. There’s imply no way to deny this (although people still try). Perhaps no better … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Pretinha and the Pretinho (the little black girl and the little black boy)


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmmm, plenty of room for comment on this piece. What is perhaps most intriguing here is that the author, while pointing out the steering of … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Actor Luís Miranda accuses restaurant customer of racism: “Just because I’m black I have to be the waiter, right?”


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this case is pretty typical. A black man in a Japanese restaurant just has to be the waiter, right? I would actually like to … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

For critics, Grace Passô is the best actress in Brazil, but most Brazilians have never heard of her


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another black Brazilian woman who deserves her due recognition! Actress Grace Passô has been perfecting her craft for a number years, mostly in theater pieces, … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment
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