Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: cabelo crespo

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

For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair


Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment