Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black consciousness

“Stop talking about racial consciousness and racism will disappear”: Journalist Glória Maria provokes controversy citing Morgan Freeman’s views on race

Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever I get into a discussion with a friend, family member or colleague about whatever topic it may be, and we discover that we have … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

“Since you became a black militant, it’s very difficult to talk to you!”: How racial consciousness changes the way one sees the world

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s actually a very common story. There are possibly millions of black Brazilians who have long believed or still believe that Brazil has no racial … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

“What I learned raising 3 black children”: Blackness, representation and pride in an anti-black society

Note from BW of Brazil: Black representation in the media is an issue wherever black people live in multi-racial societies. If the problem is bad in the United States, it … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

“We Black Women, Hair and Identity” photo exhibit puts pride of black hair on display in nation’s capital

Note from BW of Brazil: Black. Women. Hair. Three aspects of the identity of African-descendants of the feminine gender that can profoundly mark experiences in western societies. For centuries, skin … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Professor, rapper and militant Vera Veronika: Down for the cause in Hip Hop as well as in academia

Note from BW of Brazil: Overcoming a number of obstacles, Vera Veronika is a woman of various accomplishments. Her achievements and outlook as a black Brazilian woman represent very well … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bamidelê: Black feminist organization in the battle against racism and sexism and development of black identity

Note from BW of Brazil: Today the blog brings you yet another organization involved in the struggle racial equality, the development of black identity and visibility of the black population … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train

This post will be this blog’s second foray into the connection between African-American music and culture and its importation into Brazil in the 1970s. This topic was briefly touched upon … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment