Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Rapper Karol Conka sounds off on boy band’s controversial statement about black hair: “I spent my whole life being called names”


Note from BW of Brazil: Strong reactions came from every direction after the member of a boy band made a statement about what many interpreted as an insult to black … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nádia Maria Rodrigues: “Everything changed in my life after I became black”. Teacher reveals how consciousness and bell hooks influenced her identity


Note from BW of Brazil: Featured today on the blog is yet another deep, revealing piece by a black Brazilian woman who reveals her journey from the humiliation of not … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 2 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