Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Research shows that the way Brazilians see the color of celebrities reveals “racial” criteria in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Racial identity and classification are topics often discussed on the BW of Brazil blog. The article below taken from the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper is … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Income of Black Brazilians Doubles, But Social Disparities Persist


March commemorating the Day of Black Consciousness in São Paulo, Brazil   Note from BW of Brazil: The article below summarizes many of the topics consistently covered on the BW of … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Black (negro) or African descendant (afrodescendente)? What’s in a term? Three well-known Brazilians weigh in on which term they prefer to define themselves


When speaking of racial classification or identity in Brazil, things can get quite complex. On the one hand, various reports have proclaimed Brazil to have the largest black or African descendant largest population … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Revisiting the black Brazilian middle class of 1999


With recent reports about the surge of Brazil’s black middle class and its buying power in the past decade, we thought it would be interesting to rewind the clock and … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1


Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1 In the 21st century, relationships and sexuality that intersect with the topic of race continue to … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sexuality, racial imagery and the fetishization of the black male body in Brazil, Part 1


Brazilian Model Sacramento on the cover of a special edition of Top magazine featuring only black models In the 21st century, relationships and sexuality that intersect with the topic of … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 2 Comments