Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Florianópolis

In Santa Catarina, a southern state considered the “Brazilian Europe”, blacks make up only 15% of the population: Black women of the state continue to prepare for the National Black Women’s March!


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the years we have noted a rising consciousness, organization, sisterhood and determination among black women of Brazil. Black women’s organizations, events dedicated to the … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Elisa Freitas is the 1st black Miss Santa Catarina; says she never suffered racism but will fight for more space for black women


  Note from BW of Brazil: We first introduced you to Elisa Freitas back in May of 2013 when 5’10” beauty won the right to represent her city in the … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 13 Comments

The homeless: How does race determine the treatment of society’s rejects?


Note from BW of Brazil: This is actually a follow-up story to a piece from several months ago. It exemplifies how the privilege of whiteness can give someone an advantage … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 16


Number 16 in the series, Faces of Afro Brazil, this young woman participated in a protest against a racist post on a federal university associated social network in Florianópolis, Santa … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

After protest against racist social network posting, Dean’s office at university issues a statement


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a followup report of an article posted a few days ago in regards to a racist post in the social network group of a … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Plus Size models step out of the shadows to fight prejudice against those who overweight


Many children and young people suffer daily bullying for being overweight, having different hair or wearing unusual clothes. The target of the jokes then usually avoids situations and social interaction. … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Dandara Yamisi: Affirmative Action is "the beginning of the repayment of the debt of (Brazilian) society to black people"


The implementation of affirmative action policies in Brazil continue to provoke controversy and fierce debate between those who support such policies and those that vehemently oppose them. But these policies have … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment