Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Day of Black Consciousness

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

In northeastern state of Maranhão, which is 74% Afro-Brazilian, illiteracy rate is 50% higher among blacks


Population of northeastern state of Maranhão is 74% Afro-Brazilian   In Maranhão, the illiteracy rate is 50% higher among blacks, according to the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (Brazilian Institute … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

“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

Student of Brazil’s Federal District Public school system accuses teacher of racism; student was called ‘neguinho’


A 17-year old second year high school student at Centro Educacional IV, in Sobradinho II in the administrative region of Brazil’s capital city recently accused a philosophy teacher of racism.“In … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 1 Comment