Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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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 · 2 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

“Black is the color of love, but also the color of the struggle” – Video for song “Negra” by Rio singer Marina Íris debuts online


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s just be real. A song sung by a black woman featuring black women as the main focus and primary presence of a music video? … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Mãe Preta” (black mother) exhibit displays the importance of black women in the social formation of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a topic that is one of the primary focuses of this very blog. What is the experience, influence, and role of black women … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hailing from the nation’s capital of Brasília, singer Cris Pereira brings classic Samba, Jazz and Afro-Brazilian sounds to her CD and performances


Note from BW of Brazil: Let me just say up front, I LOVE this woman’s voice! Cris Pereira’s soothing voice and mesmerizing rhythms represent so many of the things that first … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

From cleaning lady to judge’s robe: Adriana Maria Queiróz pens book on how she overcame life’s obstacles, humble origins and became a magistrate judge


Note from BW of Brazil: These are the kind of stories are a sheer joy to add to this blog. In fact, these types of stories are the perfect example … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

The lowest paid with highest rates of unemployment, controversial labor reform worsens situation of black women in the labor market


Note from BW of Brazil: As Brazilians are surely seeing now, they got far more than what they bargained for when millions to the streets over the past few years … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 1 Comment