Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black culture

Please don’t teach that black stuff!: For the second time in three months, parents of school children reject a teacher presenting black cultural material in class


Note from BW of Brazil: When you analyze the everyday stories that come out of Brazil, it’s really not hard to understand why many children grow up not wanting to … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sad week…On consecutive days, Afro-Brazilian culture loses two amazing black women: Singer Dona Ivone Lara at age 97 and folklorist Raquel Trindade at age 81


Note from BW of Brazil: It goes without saying that these two stories were the biggest items of the week in terms of black culture. First, on Monday, I came … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

In its 9th edition, Festival de Arte Negra, Black Arts Festival, brings together artistic and cultural actions to highlight the empowerment of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here’s another good reason for me to visit one of my favorite cities in Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Um Baile Bom”: In one of Brazil’s whitest cities, young black organizers are putting on ‘a good dance’, in “little Africa”, & developing black entrepreneurship


Note from BW of Brazil: Curitiba is the capital city of the southern state of Paraná. It is one of the whitest cities in one of Brazil’s whitest states. Today, about … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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