Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black Brazilians

Is this how to fight racism? Unsuspecting black children, a silent black woman, a white men with good intentions and the invisible racist?


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s piece, we re-visit a controversial presentation presented by Brazil’s top television network Rede Globo. A few weeks back, during the networks yearly fund-raising effort … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

“In Brazil it’s normal to be racist, abnormal is to fight against it”


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s something we’ve pointed out in a number of previous posts here on the blog. There is nothing new about racism in Brazil; but what … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

A mother’s pain: ‘You destroyed my life,’ says mother who smeared the blood of her child on her face after he was killed in a clash between police and drug dealers


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes a photo and a headline says it all. That is clearly the case in today’s story. Sad to say that this happens far too … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Black militants and middle/upper class whites clash in demonstration -Whites support police action leading to murder of 10-year old black child, blacks protest


Note from BW of Brazil: Surely some people must sometimes wonder ‘what the hell is going on Brazil?’ But the things that are coming out of Brazil nowadays could come … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 27 Comments

Black women on love and color: “Black men are educated to love white women”


Note from BW of Brazil: The conversation continues. Or at least one side continues to express their feelings on the topic. Since the topic of the solidão da mulher negra (solitude … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 15 Comments

How Brazil sees black people! Street sweepers, maids and social marginals – Series of advertisements demonstrate the “place” of black Brazilians in society


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes things in a society becomes such a normalized part of life that people don’t even notice its existence. This is often the case when … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · 6 Comments

Still a slave in 2016! Why are Brazil’s top two TV networks both airing series based in the slavery era?


Note from BW of Brazil: The objective that led to the creation of this blog was always to present to an English-speaking audience interesting material about black Brazilians, specifically black … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 21 Comments
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