Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black Power! Entrepreneurs in Salvador, Bahia join forces for a new online venture that uses 100% black business owners and models!


Note from BW of Brazil: For readers who may not know, when the term “black power”, said in English rather than “poder negro” in Portuguese, often times they are speaking … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Black consciousness is more than just wearing an afro: in terms of race, Brazil still has a ways to go


True “Black Power” by Nátally Nayutta Martins de Souza Many people get confused with regards to the Black Power (1) lifestyle. It’s not enough to just pick your hair out go … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Singer who gained fame for her version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is disrespected after comment about her hair; files suit against supermarket


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of hair, hairstyles and hair textures has been one of Brazil’s longest-enduring signs of its slave past and social/racial inequality in which each … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Inspired by Beyoncé, actress Roberta Rodrigues straightens her hair and goes blonde; says guys are crazy about her new look


Actress Roberta Rodrigues who first became famous in her role as Berenice in the 2002 hit film Cidade de Deus (City of God) has decided to go against the grain in the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Black Brazilian women mobilize against a racist hair campaign ad featuring people wearing afro wigs


Sign: “eu preciso de Cadiveu (I need Cadiveu)”   In several of our blog posts over the past 14 months, we have given consistent examples of how the aesthetic and image … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 9 Comments

Braids, extensions and dreads are among most worn black hairstyles


Crislene Assunção, Black Beauty winner Lorrayne Silva and Adriano Fransérgio Whoever thinks that all black hair styles are restricted to the “black power (afro)” style is mistaken. To change such a conception, … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Actress Aparecida Petrowky been’s rockin’ her ‘fro since April! "Women have to appreciate the black race and stop straightening their hair". See the gallery here!


Petrowky: “Women have to appreciate the black race and stop straightening their hair”   We had a little fun on another post following actress Aparecida Petrowky through her various hair … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 1 Comment