Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Becoming a black woman: an identity in process


Note from BW of Brazil: If you have followed this blog for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed that the question of identity is something discussed frequently here. That’s … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Brazilian mulata: black woman or something entirely different?


Soccer star Vagner Love surrounded by five mulatas   Last week I had a discussion about Brazil with an African-American graphic designer. He was putting together a flyer for an … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 36 Comments

Is Beyonce’s mixed-race blackness a contradiction? Brazil’s Graça Cunha doesn’t think so


L’Oreal ad featuring Beyonce So, once Mrs. BeyonceKnowles Carter is at the center of controversy. What else is new? Again a questionof race and skin color has come up in … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Is Beyonce’s mixed-race blackness a contradiction? Brazil’s Graça Cunha doesn’t think so


L’Oreal ad featuring Beyonce   So, once Mrs. Beyonce Knowles Carter is at the center of controversy. What else is new? Again a question of race and skin color has … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 4 Comments