Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“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

Brazilian woman who was employed as a maid in childhood leads social enterprise in London


Note from BW of Brazil: You have to love this type of story. A black woman who started off in a ‘place’ traditionally set aside by Brazilian society for black … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Short films by black female directors presented at prestigious Cannes Film Festival


Note from BW of Brazil: Great news to share here but even in the good news there’s more than one side to reflect upon. Good news first. A pair of … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Former player sees racism toward black coaches in Brazil; goes to Europe to become qualified


Note from BW of Brazil: As preparations for the 2014 World Cup continue, today we bring to the fore a topic that is rarely discussed in the realm of Brazilian … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deise Nunes


Deise Nunes is the first and only Brazilian woman of visible African descent to win the Miss Brasil pageant (1986). While Brazil has for many years proclaimed itself to be … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Deise Nunes


Deise Nunes is the first and only Brazilian woman of visible African descent to win the Miss Brasil pageant (1986). While Brazil has for many years proclaimed itself to be … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · 1 Comment