Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

New magazine, Black Women Making History, continues to tell the story of black Brazilian women


In the past few months we’ve highlighted a number of things going on in Brazil that have the expressed interest of  improving the image of and recognizing a parcel of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Public policies to combat racism and the negative image of black women will be launched by government in 2013


As BW of Brazil announced on October 29th, a coalition representing the collective voices of black Brazilian women were to travel to Washington DC on November 1st to participate in … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

The fight for Public Health through the fight against racism in the medical industry


by Sandra Martins Discussing racism as a major cause of unequal treatment among Brazilians, compromising the health and lives of more than half of society, was the motto of the … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Actress Juliana Alves shares her thoughts on her career, racism and Affirmative Action


  Today’s feature is an interview with the beautiful actress Juliana Alves. She is one of the most recognizable black actresses in Brazil and one of only a handful of … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actress Juliana Alves shares her thoughts on her career, racism and Affirmative Action


Today’s feature is an interview with the beautiful actress Juliana Alves. She is one of the most recognizable black actresses in Brazil and one of only a handful of black … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Song about black women’s hair deemed racist; Sony Music ordered to pay $1.2 million (reais) in damages


Following up on a report from yesterday, a second popular Brazilian song within the period of about a week was deemed racist leading to a settlement against the distributor of the … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Song about black women’s hair deemed racist; Sony Music ordered to pay $1.2 million (reais) in damages


Following up on a report I posted yesterday, a second popular Brazilian song within the period of about a week was deemed racist leading to a settlement against the distributor … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment