Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Pastor who believes "Africans are descended from an ancestral curse" and "AIDs is a gay cancer" is chosen president of Commission on Human Rights and Minorities


 Deputy/pastor Marco Feliciano elected president of Commission on Human Rights and Minorities After protests from members of the PT (Partido dos Trabalhores or Workers’ Party) and PSOL (Partido Socialismo e Liberdade … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Brazil has most maids of any country in the world; a legacy of slavery, oppression and social inequality, middle and upper classes want to keep it that way


While the film The Help may have brought back memories of paternalistic, oppressive relationships in the recent past of the US, domestic service in Brazil continues to be a widespread facet of … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

2014 elections will feature color/race data of candidates; politicians fear a racial quota that would change profile of the Parliament


by Akemi Nitahara The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Superior Electoral Court) doesn’t have statistics about the number of blacks in Brazilian politics, neither elected politicians nor candidates. The difficulty in raising … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The under-representation of blacks in Brazil’s Congress


A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 4 Comments