Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

26 year old Márcia Regina Campos wins ‘Most Beautiful Black Woman of Rio Grande do Sul’ contest; criminal investigation initiated after she is target of racist comments


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s November, the time of the year in which the Month of Black Consciousness is celebrated. As such, the month will be full of sorts … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Persecuted as the only black woman in a beauty pageant, Carolina Pinheiro dos Passos says: “I represent blacks!”


Note from BW of Brazil: One can gain quite a bit of insight into how race plays out in many minds by simply analyzing something as relatively trivial as a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Eight year-old Maria Victórya Manzi de Sant’anna won Brazil’s “Little Miss” contest and will represent the country in the international competition in Mexico this month


Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog is dedicated to sharing the achievements and struggles of Brazilians of visible African descent with a focus on bringing more attention to … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Black Women Tell Your Story” Award selects the best essays on the trajectory of Afro-Brazilian women


Concurso/Prêmio Mulheres Negras contam sua História   The best five compositions will be awarded R$5,000 (US$2,500), and the five candidates selected in the Essay category will receive R$10,000 (US$5,000). Applications … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment