Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

At 26 years, 2 months and 26 days, Guilherme Lopes, from the state of Piaui, has thesis approved, becomes Brazil’s youngest doctor in the area of biotechnology

Note from BW of Brazil: Gotta love stories like this! And this young man’s success is all about one thing: Opportunity! This is one of the main reasons why I … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Education doesn’t equalize income between blacks and whites; with completion of college, blacks earn 65% of what white earn

Note from BW of Brazil: For decades, people have been taught that education is the great equalizing institution. With the attainment of a college degree, we have been told, any … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Who’s afraid of black teachers?” Starting in the 1930s, Brazil began replacing black teachers until the profession was overwhelmingly white, middle class and female. Teachers remain mostly white still today

Note from BW of Brazil: Throughout this blog’s existence, we have sought to consistently demonstrate how Brazil has for decades attempted to maintain an standard image of whiteness as representative … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

“I feel like a queen,” says Brazilian woman teaching in Finland, the No.1 country in the world in education

Note from BW of Brazil: Another interesting category that we like to feature here from time to time is the success and experiences of black Brazilian women in other countries. We’ve … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Federal University of Maranhão becomes first in Brazil to offer undergraduate degree in African and Afro-Brazilian Studies

Note from BW of Brazil: One of the principle reasons that Africans and black people throughout the world are so terribly stereotyped as inferior, less intelligent and culturally backward is … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Health, education, employment and self-esteem: On the situation of black women in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Many of the issues featured in today’s post have been topics discussed on this blog for nearly three years now, including the very question, “what … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adriana Couto: the beautiful face and alluring presence on late night TV

Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve ever been up at about 10:30 flipping through channels of Brazilian television, you would have come across the TV Cultura network and caught … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment