Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Minas Gerais

Dr. Júlia Rocha: a double threat. Doctor inspires thousands sharing personal stories of patients; is also a successful samba singer that recently appeared on The Voice Brasil


Note from BW of Brazil: These are the types of stories that inspired the creation of the Black Women of Brazil blog! Below we bring you story of Dr. Júlia Rocha, … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Afronta newspaper: Black and independent media in the city of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we first brought you the story of an independent, black newspaper in one of Brazil’s largest cities, Belo Horizonte, back on July 22nd. … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Overcoming racism, poverty and low self-esteem, former cleaning woman Luana Tolentino becomes a teacher and now positively affects the lives of students with her unique teaching style


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great to read stories of people finding ways to overcome adversity, excel in life and do exactly what they love to do. The … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Female, black and feminist: Meet the new vice president of National Student Union


Note from BW of Brazil: In the last few decades, we’ve seen black Brazilian women assume posts and responsibilities that would have seemed impossible even as recently as the 1990s. … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

“For us, by us!”: Afronta, new newspaper in Minas Gerais brings black faces and culture to media outlets


Note from BW of Brazil: As followers of this blog well know, media representation is a regular and important theme for us. And it should be. Whether one likes to … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

Police detain three suspects in killing of 21-year old pregnant woman and stealing of her baby; woman confesses to committing the crime


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad. Shameful. Disgusting. Heartless. Horrendous. Tragic. There are still more words that could be used to describe this horrific crime. The only thing we ask … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

21-year old missing woman’s body found. Victim that was nine-months pregnant had the baby ripped from her belly; child still missing


Note from BW of Brazil: Stories such as these are very painful to have to bring to the world. Among various topics that we regularly present here at BW of … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 5 Comments