Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black invisibility

Eight year-old Maria Victórya Manzi de Sant’anna won Brazil’s “Little Miss” contest and will represent the country in the international competition in Mexico this month


Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog is dedicated to sharing the achievements and struggles of Brazilians of visible African descent with a focus on bringing more attention to … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ordinances for funding of black cultural projects struck down by judge; Minister of Culture calls decision “racist”. Ordinances valued at US$4.5 million


Note from BW of Brazil: In yet another example of Brazil’s willingness to maintain racial inequality and an unequal representation, a judge strikes down an ordinance that would have funded black cultural production projects. … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Study shows black women are a minority in Brazilian journalism


Note from BW of Brazil: This report is yet another confirmation of the types of data that makes a blog like Black Women of Brazil necessary: the under-representation of black … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

New magazine, Black Women Making History, continues to tell the story of black Brazilian women


In the past few months we’ve highlighted a number of things going on in Brazil that have the expressed interest of  improving the image of and recognizing a parcel of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Racism in the retail store window displays


by Ana Rita Dutra   Sometimes when I walk through a few corridors of shops in the malls of Porto Alegre, I’m don’t feel Brazilian. In the posters and advertisements, I … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

The under-representation of blacks in Brazil’s Congress


A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Finally! A black baby featured on the cover of a parenting magazine!


October 2012, Edition #227 of Crescer magazine This just in. Don’t know why, but the makers of the Brazilian parenting magazine Crescer (meaning “growing up”) is featuring a black baby on the cover of … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 1 Comment