Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I don’t like this race, period. Black and poor only gives displeasure”: After pageant, black models victims of racist comments on social network


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, the internet and particularly social networks are havens for people to vent their racist views. While most would … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Black girls, aged 10-14, descendants of runaway slave communities, victims of rape; worked as maids in middle-class homes of powerful white elites


Note from BW of Brazil: To say the least, this is quite a disturbing story! These types of reports once again makes one ask if law, order and justice in … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Protest against racism in hospital in state of Goiás; social service assistant was routinely harassed by doctors because of her hair


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really new to report here. Just another example of Brazil’s everyday rejection of characteristics that denote African ancestry. What is different is that, as … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Overcoming the odds: These four black women obtained important positions in civil construction, architecture and design


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazilian society, black women are usually thought to fill positions that are stereotypically reserved to them such as maids, cooks, babysitters or the near … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Government income assistance program Bolsa Família completes 10 years and now helps its second generation


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the last year or so much has been written about Brazil’s surge onto the world stage, its rise to claim the sixth largest economy … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment


Women from Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil  Source: Black Women of Brazil

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment


Women from Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil  Source: Black Women of Brazil

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment