Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Small number of blacks on TV leads to racism in childhood, experts say


Note from BW of Brazil: The day to day experiences of living in a country in which racism and white supremacy are prominent factors can have a very penetrative effect … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Advertising and race: “Their fear is that white women won’t buy a product if the girl in the ad is black.”


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece is actually a follow up to an important piece of research featured here a few weeks back. The study surveyed over 1,500 Brazilians … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Journalism award seeks to present the black woman as protagonist with positive image


Note from BW of Brazil: In an ongoing attempt to bring more positive visibility to black Brazilian women that has already included writing contests, books, essays, magazines and beauty contests, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

“To stop being a racist, my love, is not to fuck a mulata”: Considerations on racist compliments


Note from BW of Brazil: This latest post touches on many of the topics that have been previously discussed here at BW of Brazil. Brazilian-styled racism, the image of black … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

The first “Black Women Tell Your Story Awards” honors writers bringing visibility to the experience and struggle of black Brazilian women


Note from BW of Brazil: Following up on a story presented here back in January, on April 23, the first “Black Women Tell Your Story Awards” took place in the … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Contest elects a black woman as "Miss Prostitute"


Giovana Silva or “Mara” You just can’t make this stuff up! Our goal here at BW of Brazil has always been to highlight the position of black women in Brazil … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 Comment