Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

After two weeks, black women remains imprisoned after Italian tourist murdered; with no clear evidence of her involvement, activists call for her freedom!


Note from BW of Brazil: We first reported this story about a week and a half ago and, unfortunately, there is still no good news to report. An Italian tourist … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 26


The latest in the series Faces of Afro Brazil, Maíra Ortins is a 33 year old visual artist from Fortaleza, the capital and most populous city of northeastern state Ceará. Ceará … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

África and black identity in the northeastern state of Ceará


Note from BW of Brazil: The experience of being black in Brazil can has various differences depending on the region of this country that is about the same size as … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

Black youth harassed and humiliated by mall security in northeast Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The term “apartheid” is usually associated with the legalized policy of racial segregation in South Africa for more than 40 years between the late 1940s … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cuban doctors are under attack from racist Brazilian elite; anger provoked by two of the right’s favorite targets: blacks and Cubans


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of several articles over the past few weeks, Brazil’s “Mais Médicos” program to attract foreign doctors to the country and address the pressing … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Margareth Menezes and Mariene de Castro are attractions of Pre-Carnaval in northeastern Brazil


Mariene de Castro (left) and Margareth Menezes The pre-Carnival festivities of Aterrinho of Iracema Praia (beach) in Fortaleza, Ceará (northeastern Brazil) were scheduled to conclude its Carnaval preparations in style … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment