Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

‘You don’t need to work so much because you won’t go far, after all, you’re of color’: Overcoming odds against blacks in Classical Music, Maestro Alba Souza conducts orchestras and will complete a Ph.D in Orchestra Direction


Note from BW of Brazil: In yet another inspirational story of overcoming stereotypes and derogation, we present the story of a black woman who is succeeding in another field that … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Researcher participates in debate: What is black cinema and why is there resistance to this art form?


Note from BW of Brazil: The Festival Latinidades is an annual event of nearly one week that highlights the experience of black women of Latin American and the Caribbean that … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women across Brazil continue to organize for the 2015 Black Women’s March in November!


Note from BW of Brazil: This is really beginning to look exciting! Ever since the announcement of the Marcha das Mulheres Negras 2015 (Black Women’s March 2015) back in 2013, … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

“How are we, Black Women, on International Women’s Day?” – Black Brazilian Women continue preparation of 2015 Black Women’s March!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s date, March 8th, always serves as a day of reflection. For on this day, around the world, millions of women celebrate and remember the beauty … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Black women activists call for an end to ‘blackface’ Carnaval costumes!


Note from BW of Brazil: Just a few days ago, we posted another example of Brazil’s shameful practice of white actors painting their faces black and imitating and/or making fun … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nilma Lino Gomes, the first black woman to be dean of a federal university, assumes role of Minister of Racial Equality Polices of Federal Government


Note from BW of Brazil: In the coverage of racial issues in Brazil, the governmental organ known as SEPPIR is bound to come up. It is the official branch of … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Touching on the topic of police violence, award-winning film set in the nation’s capital deals with the topic of racial prejudice


Note from BW of Brazil: Really hoping that this film becomes available on DVD. Because as many examples of racism that have been presented on this blog (and this is … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment