Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black female bakery cashier arrested over a dispute with a customer involving a $1.36 cup of coffee!


  Note from BW of Brazil: Wait, WHAT?!?!? What the hell is next? Forcing people to work in chains again?!!? In two previous posts of this week, we published articles … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The “arrastão”: the role of race, stereotypes and apartheid on Rio’s beaches


Note from BW of Brazil: Beaches such as Ipanema and Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro are known worldwide for their beauty, view, sun and over atmosphere. But if you don’t live … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

Racism on Rio’s beaches: Residents don’t want poor blacks there “dirtying up the beaches”


Note from BW of Brazil: In the news lately have been reports of confusions on some of Rio de Janeiro’s world famous beaches. The controversy surrounds the confusion caused by … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 14 Comments