Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black women

The difficulty of being in a foreign country, not speaking the language, being a woman and being black: Meet global traveler Paula Augot


Note from BW of Brazil: I can personally attest to knowing what’s it’s like to be treated as some sort of criminal while traveling. It’s simply another facet of doing … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

“We’re in a struggle for our equal humanity”: Black women maintain Marielle Franco’s struggle one month after the Rio councilwoman’s assassination


Note from BW of Brazil: Hard to believe how quickly time goes by. But it’s already been one month since that the night of March 14th when Rio city councilwoman … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Everything points to a political motivation behind this execution”, says member of anti-fascist police group on the murder of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco


Note from BW of Brazil: In our ongoing coverage of the murder of Rio-based city council member Marielle Franco, some very intriguing opinions have surfaced in discussions of the motives … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Nana Maternidade Preta: With photos and articles, collective blog “of black mothers for black mothers” details the experience of black motherhood


Note from BW of Brazil: It is an indisputable fact that black women have been giving birth to children in Brazil for hundreds of years. And they’ve had these children … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

The empowerment of black womanhood: Finding their paths through fashion, Hip Hop and urban culture, three women share their life stories


Note from BW of Brazil: Since I had the idea of creating this blog several years, I’ve received countless messages on this blog and the social network profiles connected it … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The daughter of a street vendor, Mahany Pery from São Gonçalo in Rio de Janeiro, becomes the darling of the fashion industry


Note from BW of Brazil: What words come to mind when you look at this young lady? Gorgeous? Striking? Lovely? Stunning? I’m sure as people fixate on her photos, more … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Afroflix: New free online platform gives visibility to film productions of black Brazilians; service currently features over 100 features


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a long, hard struggle and initiatives such as this will surely aid the cause! It’s no secret that there are literally hundreds, if … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 3 Comments