Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black culture

Black Rio: Exposition, documentary and book recover the history of the ‘bailes black’ (black soul dances) of 1970s Rio de Janeiro


Note from BW of Brazil: It was a fascinating era in Brazilian history. . Thousands of black teens and young adults donning the best 1970s fashion and spending their night … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black culture and rhythms played in the periphery invade parties in middle-class downtown of capital city


Note from BW of Brazil: As stated in numerous previous posts, the intent of this blog is to present to the English-speaking world information coming out of Brazil from the … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Black cultural misappropriation in black spaces: “They want black cultures, without black women and black men!”


Note from BW of Brazil: The photo above was taken several months ago and when it was posted in a social network, it provoked a number of comments on the … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Writer Kiusam Oliveira talks about her book ‘The Sea That Bathes Goree Island’; work inspired by participation in World Festival of Black Arts in Dakar, Senegal


Note from BW of Brazil: Throughout the life of this blog we have consistently featured posts that discuss topics such as racism, racial identity and the effects of living in … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

In the tradition of Bessie Smith, Clementina de Jesus was one of Brazil’s greatest symbols of black cultural history


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, today’s post is an homage and an article that has been long overdue. The sound of Samba is as important to the … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 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

Creator of project that houses pregnant, at-risk teens honored with award in capital city


Mãe Neide is the Creator of the project Casa das Janaínas, which houses pregnant teens in vulnerable social situations and family conflict On May 17th in the capital city of Brasília, Mãe Neide … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment