Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazilian exchange student suffers racial abuse; Italian woman compares her to a monkey and cockroach


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so here we have another incident of a racial insult of a Brazilian woman. As reports of racism are a regular feature on this … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Former player sees racism toward black coaches in Brazil; goes to Europe to become qualified


Note from BW of Brazil: As preparations for the 2014 World Cup continue, today we bring to the fore a topic that is rarely discussed in the realm of Brazilian … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

"Afro-Brazilian Beauty" photo exhibit showcases the strength and beauty of black Brazilian women


“An exhibit in tribute to black women, showing all their strength and beauty.” This is the definition of the show “Beleza Afro-Brasileira (Afro-Brazilian Beauty)”, of Italian photographer Giancarlo Mecarelli, which … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 9 Comments

Silvia Novais, the Brazilian woman that won the Italia nel Mondo beauty contest encourages other black girls: “Never give up”!


Silvia Novais, 25, is a winner:  she was elected Miss Campinas and then Miss São Paulo of 2009 and is the current Miss Italia nel Mondo – a contest that chooses … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Silvia Novais, the Brazilian woman that won the Italia nel Mondo beauty contest encourages other black girls: “Never give up”!


Silvia Novais, 25, is a winner:  she was elected Miss Campinas and then Miss São Paulo of 2009 and is the current Miss Italia nel Mondo – a contest that chooses … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 1 Comment