Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I just play futebol”: After racist taunts during game in Spain, Neymar continues Pelé’s shameful history of silence on race issues


Note from BW of Brazil: He’s back!!! It’s funny, in our year-ending New Year’s Eve post featuring our most viewed posts of the year, futebol superstar Neymar appeared in the … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 13 Comments

The rejection of kinky/curly hair: In video, black children make fun of black hair while Neymar spends R$7,000 per month to straighten and care for his


Note from BW of Brazil: A few weeks ago, I happened to come across a video circulating around social networks. In the clip entitled ‘Menina do cabelo duro’ (Hard-haired girl) … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

So-called “anti-racist campaign”, “we’re all monkeys”, was planned and staged by soccer star and marketing agency


Note from BW of Brazil: This story gets more ridiculous the more the truth comes out! Earlier today this blog brought you the latest story blowing up all over the … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

In response to racism, Brazilian soccer player eats banana thrown at him; the “we are all monkeys” campaign spreads through social media


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil, Brazil….So, this is how you fight racism? If you haven’t already heard, over the past week throughout Brazil, a “campaign” has sprung up promoted … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neymar’s blond ambition and the question of racism, identity and marketability of black public figures


Three weeks ago, Brazil’s latest soccer sensation was at the center of another controversy in regards to the question of race. Santos soccer club/Brazilian national team superstar Neymar (da Silva … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 74 Comments

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Actress Camila Pitanga featured in more TV commercials than supermodel Gisele Bündchen


The actress is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in most commercials thus far in 2012 Camila Pitanga is the Brazilian personality that has appeared in more TV commercials in … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 2 Comments