Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

"What are you blacks doing here?": Three black men beaten and electroshocked by security – How racism works in Brazil


A few weeks ago, three black men were assaulted, beaten and given electroshocks from a stun gun by security guards at a concert in southern Brazil. Of course the obvious … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 6 Comments

Brazil: Where "The Help" is still an unequal reality for black women


  The 2011 film “The Help” portrayed the cruel realities of the lives of black domestic workers in 1960s Mississippi. In modern day Brazil, the often demeaning, unappreciated efforts of … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 1 Comment