Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black population

Brazilians defining themselves as black has grown 15%; while pretos and pardos are considered black, pretos are those defining themselves as simply black

Note from BW of Brazil: So what does today’s report really mean in plain English? It’s a topic that’s been discussed here since the debut of this blog back in … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

“We black men and women are in the line of fire”: Sociologist and ombudswoman Vilma Reis fights for the collective empowerment of the black population

Note from BW of Brazil: If you’re not already aware, Afro-Brazilians are in a state of emergency. I know there are those who will read such a statement and immediately … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Traditional media massacres our black identity,” says TV host – Promotion of racial equality in the media is major focus of Movimento Negro

Note from BW of Brazil: It cannot be underestimated the dominance of the media in the formation of opinions, and how peoples and nations see themselves. In the case of … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 7 Comments

The fight for Public Health through the fight against racism in the medical industry

by Sandra Martins Discussing racism as a major cause of unequal treatment among Brazilians, compromising the health and lives of more than half of society, was the motto of the … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment