Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

After historic demonstrations, Brazil’s president meets with 19 black organizations to discuss policies to advance racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: After the massive protests that took Brazil’s leaders by surprise in June, and a subsequent drop in approval ratings, President Dilma Rouseff has been meeting … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

While Afro-Brazilian access to college has increased nearly eight fold in the past decade, they remain nearly invisible in graduate studies


Altogether, the Census shows that only 0.11% of blacks and browns have master’s degrees and 0.03% possess doctorates.  by Sarah Fernandes São Paulo – The total number of blacks in … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

While Afro-Brazilian access to college has increased nearly eight fold in the past decade, they remain nearly invisible in graduate studies


Altogether, the Census shows that only 0.11% of blacks and browns have master’s degrees and 0.03% possess doctorates.  by Sarah Fernandes São Paulo – The total number of blacks in … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fashion Rio’s invisible black model and the battle over quotas


Scarcity of black models at Fashion Rio reopens debate on quotas As I mentioned in an article a few days ago, all eyes were on the Fashion Rio Verão 2011 … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fashion Rio’s invisible black model and the battle over quotas


Scarcity of black models at Fashion Rio reopens debate on quotas   As I mentioned in an article a few days ago, all eyes were on the Fashion Rio Verão … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment