Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: natural black hair

For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair


Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

More from the series “there is no racism in Brazil”: Differences in opinions about the march of natural black hair and march of redheads provide more examples of white privilege


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another avenue that provides an excellent source of material for the analysis of racial issues can be found in social networking and news sites. … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Does it take work leaving your hair like that?” – We resist! Sou negra (I am a black woman)!” – The development of black identity for a negro-mestiça


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece once again reflects upon Brazil’s method of assaulting the development of black identity. Numerous articles on this blog deal with the fact of … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Identity in Brazil: “Our children do not know that they are black”


Note from BW of Brazil: If you weren’t born and raised in Brazil (or any other Latin American country for that matter) the question of black identity may not seem … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

After mother refuses to cut boy’s hair, the child’s re-enrollment at the school is denied; police are investigating


Note from BW of Brazil: In another incident that is all too common in Brazil or other parts of the world where African descendants live, an 8-year old was apparently … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Eight year-old Maria Victórya Manzi de Sant’anna won Brazil’s “Little Miss” contest and will represent the country in the international competition in Mexico this month


Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog is dedicated to sharing the achievements and struggles of Brazilians of visible African descent with a focus on bringing more attention to … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Black consciousness is more than just wearing an afro: in terms of race, Brazil still has a ways to go


True “Black Power” by Nátally Nayutta Martins de Souza Many people get confused with regards to the Black Power (1) lifestyle. It’s not enough to just pick your hair out go … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment