Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Espírito Santo

The Movimento das Mulheres Negras Capixabas: The Black Woman’s Movement of Espírito Santo


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle of black Brazilian women to be simply recognized as black women, change the public perception as well as the social position of black … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ana Luísa Castro becomes the second black woman to be crowned Miss World Brazil; loses her crown 24 hours later


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this story has got be sweet and bitter at the same time! Sweet because, as many of you know, Afro-Brazilian women have been routinely … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 46 Comments

As students protest, economics professor denies his statements being racist; said he would prefer to be served by a white doctor or lawyer


Note from BW of Brazil: Question: How does Brazil really intend to combat racism and racist sentiments when among its intellectual elites one consistently finds views consistent 1920s, 30s, and … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

“I would detest being attended by a black doctor or lawyer”: University professor provokes anger with comments made in classroom


Note from BW of Brazil: As Brazilian society is permeated with racist ideologies, it should come as no surprise that the college campus is also a site where one comes … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 15 Comments

The supermarket: The place where black Brazilians are always the “usual suspects”


Note from BW of Brazil: One thing we have seen consistently throughout Brazil is the routine disrespectful treatment accorded to the Afro-Brazilian population. It doesn’t matter if one is male … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The artistry of the green-eyed poet, Elisa Lucinda


 Note from BW of Brazil: Although one would never know it judging from Brazil’s Eurocentric media, there are a lot of talented black women on the move in this Latin … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 30


  In number 30 of the series “Faces of Afro Brazil”, we bring you this pretty young lady from the city of Mimoso do Sul loacted in the southeastern state … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 1 Comment