Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Mato Grosso

July 25th: Brazil’s National Day of Teresa de Benguela and the black woman – A brief history of the warrior negra for whom the day was named


  Note from BW of Brazil: The recognition and recovery of the history of the black Brazilian has been a long, hard struggle over the period of a maximum of … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

For black men and women, discrimination in Brazil’s banking industry is still a harsh reality


  by Marcela Brito Although the day of the abolition of slavery in Brazil is celebrated on May 13th, the reality is that society continues this reflection every day. The … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Project Pixaim questions standards of beauty and encourages the acceptance of “bad” hair


  Project coordinator criticizes the hegemonic aesthetic model and believes it encourages racial prejudice by Leda Samara   On magazine covers, intelevision programs, on the catwalks, appear the most “beautiful”women … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 2 Comments