Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Black children

“Beautiful just like you”: teacher wears the same hairstyle as a student who had been told that her hair was ugly

Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta love stories like this on! Brazil needs for more black people in positions of influence to make statements such as the one featured in … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Bonecas Pretas” (black dolls) video by Bahian singer Larissa Luz gives voice to the rising demand for black representation in the toy market

  Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle continues…and voices demanding change, equality and representation also continue to grow! The fact that I have documented for the past five years … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘I faced my own prejudice and that of society by adopting black children’: white woman comes to terms with the influence of racism in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s an area in which we once again see the Brazilian preference for whiteness and again demonstrates a rejection of blackness and racist tendencies of … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Actor Bruno Gagliasso files a complaint for racist offenses against his daughter; two-year adopted from South Africa was the target of insults on the internet

Note from BW of Brazil: So what else is new? Another case of “we Brazilians aren’t racists” in which the internet was used to spread racist sentiments against the African … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

The veiled racism in the schools: We need to talk about our black children

Note from BW of Brazil: The introduction to racism and white supremacy for the black Brazilian child starts very early on in life. Whether it’s when the child is born … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nigerians release Portuguese edition of cartoon for Afro-Brazilian kids; ‘Bino and Fino’ presents African culture and history to children in a positive manner

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s finally here! Last April we presented to our readers a story about a team of Nigerian cartoonists who sought to bring their original cartoon, … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

On ‘Children’s Day’ in Brazil, actress Taís Araújo reveals how she was bullied at school as a child and posts a photo of her younger self

Note from BW of Brazil: Today, October 12th, is celebrated nationally throughout Brazil as ‘Dia da Criança’ or Children’s Day, and as a special surprise, popular actress Taís Araújo took time … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment