Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

“Black Panther” arrives in Brazil, shows the possible side of cinema: “We want to see stories with black heroes & heroines, characters breaking stereotypes”


Note from BW of Brazil: The wait is finally over! For more than a week now, I watched people share photos, trailers and comments about the debut Marvel’s Black Panther film. Needless, … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

God is a woman and black! Veteran actress Zezé Motta plays God in the recently released film ‘A Comédia Divina’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always an idea that would test the limits of the way people see the world and the afterworld. How would people react if they came … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

‘K-Bela’, a short film written, directed and featuring black women, is being hailed as a milestone in Brazilian cinema!


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, we patiently await the opportunity to be able to view this important film! The film K-Bela, which is a play on the … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Making moves! After appearing in the Fevest fashion show, up and coming actress/model Stefanie Durval stars in the film ‘Quebrando as Pernas’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always nice to bring our readers people who making things happen! We first introduced you to this young lady last June. But since then Stefanie … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trajectory of the documentary “Raça” features three black personalities in the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The BW of Brazil blog has featured the work and opinions of filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo in a number of posts. He is the the most … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chica da Silva: From slave to elite in 18th century Brazil


Francisca da Silva de Oliveira, or simply Chica da Silva or Xica da Silva (Serro, cerca 1732 – February 15, 1796), was a slave, later freed, who lived in the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment