Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: cabelo crespo

Is that you Neymar? Futebol star becomes the target of endless roasts on the internet after debuting his new “press and curl” hairdo


Futebol superstar Neymar’s name has popped up this blog from time to time over the past few years and for reasons that have nothing to do his unquestionable skills on … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black pride! 4-year old blows up internet striking back against prejudice – “It’s not a wig; I’m black!”


Note from BW of Brazil: This is such a cool story and the kind that we love to share on this blog. As recent as the 80s and 90s, it … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Black actresses tackle the issues of prejudice, natural black hair and self-affirmation in the play “Combs”


Note from BW of Brazil: Well once again we see an example of the old adage, “if you want something done, you have to do it yourself”. Over the past … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

“At school, they said that I must be good in bed because of being black”: After suffering from stereotypes that Brazilian society reserves for black women, Monique Evelle now heads her own organization


Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing with our exposure of Afro-Brazilian women who shine and are making positive contributions to society, today we bring the story of a young woman … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Raiz Forte (strong root) project launches website about black women and their experiences


Note from BW of Brazil: With the story of black women being, for all intents and purposed, non-existent in the mainstream media, books, websites, seminars, projects and organizations that shine … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

After video receives one million views, model who suffered racism on a bus in the Federal District listens to stories of other victims


Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another example of the ‘racial democracy’….Not! In the story below we learn about the experience of a model whose released a video about … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Empowerment March calls for end of prejudice in Recife


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece simply re-enforces the analysis and focus of this blog in providing insight into the pulse of Brazil’s black community. Over the past few … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 3 Comments