Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black identity

She’s not a “morena”, no! Why you shouldn’t be afraid of calling a black person black


Note from BW of Brazil: I know many of you may have read the title of today’s post and thought, “Why is that necessary to even say? Why wouldn’t you … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mixed/brown girls, mulatas, beige, exotic? No. They are black! Women tell how they discovered being black and the difference it makes in practice


Note from BW of Brazil: It may seem strange for anyone of African descent who doesn’t live in a Latin American country, but knowing or accepting a black identity isn’t … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I am a black woman”: After much criticism and confusion over her racial identity, popular YouTuber Rayza Nicácio declares herself ‘negra’


Note from BW of Brazil: Such a very Brazilian story! If you’ve ever had any dealings with Brazilians, particularly those who you may see as black but who don’t see … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 7 Comments

“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

The little black princess of Hip Hop: MC Soffia has sung about empowering black girls since the age of six


Note from BW of Brazil: Represent. Representation. This is what came to my mind when I first learned of the pint-sized rapper known as MC Soffia. Represent because she’s represents where … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Raiz Forte (strong root) project launches website about black women and their experiences


Note from BW of Brazil: With the story of black women being, for all intents and purposed, non-existent in the mainstream media, books, websites, seminars, projects and organizations that shine … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Do you think I didn’t want to be white?” – The importance of the continuation of the discussion of black self-worth


Note from BW of Brazil: But we’re all equal, right? Today’s piece is the result of a routine experience on a bus. But the simple comment of one black man … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment