Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black, female and judge, Alzeni Barreto says Brazil’s law against racism is not sufficiently utilized due to people lacking the courage to use it


Alzeni Barreto: first black woman to become a judge in Valença, Bahia   Alzeni Barreto, 58, left the city of Santo Amaro, in the Recôncavo region in the northeastern state of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Joaquim Barbosa named first black man to lead Brazil’s Supreme Court


Barbosa’s rulings angered former President’s supporters The judge overseeing a major corruption trial in Brazil has been appointed president of the Supreme Court, the first black person to hold the … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 5 Comments

Luislinda Valois


Luislinda Valois became the first black woman to become a judge in Brazil in 1984. Born in the northeastern state of Bahia, a state with a 70% black majority, Valois … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Luislinda Valois


Luislinda Valois became the first black woman to become a judge in Brazil in 1984. Born in the northeastern state of Bahia, a state with a 70% black majority, Valois … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment