Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I am a woman. I’m from the periphery. But I still have an advantage: I’m white” – The recognition of white privilege and racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes one has to accept the idea that coincidences don’t exist. Sometimes things happen in the universe that demonstrate that things are supposed the happen … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Advertising and race: “Their fear is that white women won’t buy a product if the girl in the ad is black.”


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece is actually a follow up to an important piece of research featured here a few weeks back. The study surveyed over 1,500 Brazilians … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

One black writer among 70 Brazilians at Frankfurt Book Fair highlights historic black invisibility in the world of literature as well as society


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a follow analysis of the near complete exclusion of Afro-Brazilian writers at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany that recently paid homage … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Model Laís Ribeiro says companies outside of Brazil “are afraid to put a black woman on the cover” but says nothing about exclusion of black models in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Model Laís Ribeiro has made quite name for herself on the international modeling circuit. Like another highly recognized black model from Brazil, Emanuela de Paula, Ribeiro … Continue reading

July 10, 2013

Black Women at the Altar (Negras no Altar) blog offers wedding tips because “black women also get married”


Note from BW of Brazil: The purpose of the BW of Brazil blog is to bring much needed visibility to women of visible African ancestry in Brazil as well as … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Racism and television: New prime time soap opera features 56 characters, none of which are black


Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of black exclusion and the concept of whiteness has been a frequent topic on this blog over the past 18 months, and today’s … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

News of popular white singer “coming out” with her partner is big news in Brazil; but why are black lesbians shut out of the media?


Note from BW of Brazil: As the controversy and struggle for gay rights, marriage and recognition continues to make headlines and fuel a hotly contested debate, recently in Brazil, a … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment