Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Celebrating 35 years, Olodum maintains its roots and the struggle for the affirmation of black culture


Note from BW of Brazil: Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Salvador, Bahia, known as the country’s center of black culture, knows that learning about the black pride … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Singer Gaby Amarantos on Salvador, Bahia, Brazil’s “Black Rome”: “It’s the place where I saw the most black people with pride of being black”


Note from BW of Brazil: Popular singer Gaby Amarantos from the northern state of  Pará blew up a few years ago with a musical style that has been dubbed tecno brega. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salvador, Bahia celebrates Day of Black Consciousness even without official recognition as holiday


Note from BW of Brazil: In Salvador, Bahia, Wednesday, November 20th, the Day of Black Consciousness, baianos (people from Bahia) took to the streets in recognition of the legendary black … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s Carnaval is officially over! Carnaval 2013 photo gallery


Brazil’s Carnaval for 2013 has come and gone again! Today, we feature a series of photos (this post and others in the next few days) from the Carnaval season beginning … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bloco groups of Salvador, Bahia: Brazilian styled racial segregation


All-white group in Bloco Eva (left): One of the accused blocos (right) Some, like the Ilê Aiyê, right, only accept blacks   Note from BW of Brazil: Although this article … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Debate on the world of black psychologists: Obstacles for Afro-Brazilians entering the profession, blackness as class identity and job market inequality


“The psychologist must first of all recognize the worker. The world of work translates into the class dimension. Let’s think about how to work together for the end to discrimination … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black Brazilians begin to fight back


Ivete Sacramento, who became Brazil’s first black president of a major university in 1998, said she’s saddened every day when she looks out the balcony of her upper middle-class apartment … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment