Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Northeastern state of Alagoas celebrates the Day of Black Consciousness with cultural activities


Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday was November 20th, Brazil’s National Day of Black Consciousness, and displays of Afro-Brazilian culture were vibrant throughout the country in the various cultural performances … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

25 curious facts about slavery in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever discussing the experiences of African descendants in the Americas, the topic will inevitably turn to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade at some point in the … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 48 Comments

Prejudice against blacks on the job is still a reality


Experiences with discrimination didn’t make these people give up their professional goals by Nathan Santos Prejudice against blacks, a legacy from the slavery era, is still present in the social … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Actress Jéssica Barbosa: see photo gallery 2 and trailer of film debut in Capoeira movie, Besouro


Actress Jéssica Barbosa is from the northeastern state of Bahia and was born in the city of Feira de Santana. She is best known for playing the role of Dinorá … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actress Jéssica Barbosa: see photo gallery and short video clip


Actress Jéssica Barbosa is from the northeastern state of Bahia and was born in the city of Feira de Santana. She is best known for playing the role of Dinorá … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Brazil’s African culture offers African-Americans a unique opportunity


Bahia’s African heritage on parade Sign: “Black People in Power” Few places better represent the influence of Africa on Brazilian culture than the streets of Salvador in the state of … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment