Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In Rio, a white woman accuses drugstore of racism against black grandchild; second case of a black child being "out of place" in two weeks


Carmen Maria dos Santos accused drugstore of racism against her black grandson For the second time in two weeks, we have a situation in Rio de Janeiro where a white … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

The representation of black women in Brazil’s novelas (soap operas)


Aparecida Petrowki (left) and Camila Pitanga Taís Araújo (left) and Maria Ceiça By Rosa Estrada I have just under three decades of existence, and, because of this, I don’t have … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

Why is the black woman seen as a sex object?


Photo: “Black women are not meat” Simple, thought-provoking and straight to the point post by Brazilian journalist Carol Patrocínio. In this piece, she touches on many of the same topics discussed … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 3 Comments