Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“The secret is to have patience,” reveals 101-year old man married to the same woman for 70 years


Note from BW of Brazil: With so much controversy and social ills that make the news everyday, sometimes it’s nice to just appreciate a nice life story. And our elders … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

“I don’t want to be racist, but..”: University directors’ reaction to incident once again proves that Brazil doesn’t know how to deal with racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Besides promoting a space for Brazil’s black women and updates on current events involving the general Afro-Brazilian population, another goal of this blog was to … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Black women union activists fight racist exclusion and disrespect in various professions


BW of Brazil: Racism, discrimination, disregard and exclusion are daily struggles for black Brazilians and even more so for black women who not only face racial discrimination but also gender … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

"Stop and Frisk" Brazilian style? Military Police captain gives order to approach black and brown suspects


Instruction based on the description of an assault victim in an upscale neighborhood by Thais Nunes Since December 21st of last year, police officers of the Taquaral district, one of … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Employee accuses supermarket client of aggression and racism in Campinas, Brazil


Case occurred on Thursday, September 6th in the Carrefour supermarket of Campinas, SP. Jéssica Barros said she was called a ‘monkey’ during discussion. A Carrefour supermarket employee accused a customer of assaulting … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Attorney denounces taxpayer for racism in Campinas


According to the victim, the man said that ‘blacks are good for nothing.’ Crime is non-bailable, there may be a fine and penalty is up to five years in prison. … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Silvia Novais, the Brazilian woman that won the Italia nel Mondo beauty contest encourages other black girls: “Never give up”!


Silvia Novais, 25, is a winner:  she was elected Miss Campinas and then Miss São Paulo of 2009 and is the current Miss Italia nel Mondo – a contest that chooses … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 2 Comments