Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Day of Black Consciousness

“Stop talking about racial consciousness and racism will disappear”: Journalist Glória Maria provokes controversy citing Morgan Freeman’s views on race


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever I get into a discussion with a friend, family member or colleague about whatever topic it may be, and we discover that we have … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

“The racism nowadays still shocks me!” On the Day of Black Consciousness, BBC’s “Singer of the Millenium”, 80-year old Elza Soares releases new video for “The Cheapest Meat on the Market is the Black Meat”


Note from BW of Brazil: Maybe you’ve never heard of singer Elza Soares. If you live outside of Brazil and never listened to the music of other countries, it is very … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Why November 20 is a holiday and what the Day of Black Consciousness is


Note from BW of Brazil: If you don’t already know, today is the Day of Black Consciousness celebrated in more than 350 cities across Brazil. Now, if you’re a person … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Through the lives of six characters, theater piece addresses several issues in the lives of the black woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Rewinding the clock one year we find an interesting theater piece put on by a very progressive black group known as Os Crespos. The term … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jesse Jackson meets with former president Lula, highlights the plight of black Brazilians and envisions Afro-Brazilian president


Note from BW of Brazil: Anticipation ran high with the arrival of long-time Civil/Human Rights activist Jesse Jackson to Brazil to participate in another of events in recognition of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black consciousness is more than just wearing an afro: in terms of race, Brazil still has a ways to go


True “Black Power” by Nátally Nayutta Martins de Souza Many people get confused with regards to the Black Power (1) lifestyle. It’s not enough to just pick your hair out go … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Former reality show participant and Carnaval dancer Jaqueline Faria discusses diet, silicone and pride in her natural assets in photo layout


The former participant of the Globo TV reality show Big Brother Brasil 11, Jaqueline Faria, 29, is the kind that is proud of her race. The owner of a voluptuous body … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment