Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Written in the Stars: The beautiful story of how four sisters from one state married four brothers from another state


Note from BW of Brazil: While it’s true that most stories on this blog deal with serious issues such as racism, police brutality and media representation, sometimes it’s necessary to … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

How interracial marriages are one of the most glaring symptoms of Brazilian racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Historically, Brazil has always promoted itself as a “racial democracy” where races mixes in harmony without the racial conflict of other multi-racial societies. While it … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 30 Comments

Black women have difficulty finding mates, maintaining long-term relationships and getting married


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post features a story produced by the Correio Braziliense newspaper based in Brazil’s capital city. The story approaches a situation that was front page … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 8 Comments