Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Meet Luciana Dantas and Ivan Lima, the winners of Salvador, Bahia’s Afro Fashion Day

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, how about some good news for a change? With all of the racism, police occupations, the economic crisis, Affirmative Action fraud artists, the destroying … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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