Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Imperial Klans of America Brasil: Group inspired by KKK hang posters threatening blacks, Communists, gays and Muslims in the city of Niterói in Rio de Janeiro state


Note from BW of Brazil: In reference to a phrase uttered by a Brazilian woman about a week ago, are you sure Brazilians aren’t like this? In past posts, we’ve … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 7 Comments

Brazilian society continues to see black hair as a joke: after racist incident, black woman and activists fight back!


Note from BW of Brazil: As has been documented continuously on this blog, Brazilian society has a problem with natural, afro-textured, black hair. In American comedian/actor Chris Rock’s 2009 documentary … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 21


  Number 21 in the Faces of Afro Brazil series, these contestants of an Acadêmicos do Cubango Samba School competition bring every flavor from butterscotch to chocolate. The contest happened in … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

TV network’s search for Carnaval’s top “mulata” highlights black invisibility in the rest of the year


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Is it that time again? Well, not quite. Brazilian Carnaval doesn’t start for more than four months but the nation’s top TV network is … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Eight-year old Brazilian girl crowned Mini Miss Universe in contest held in Mexico!


Note from BW of Brazil: Following up on a story first presented on the blog back in early July, eight-year Maria Sant’Anna was crowned the Mini Miss America International in … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Journalist/activist reacts to the brutal murder of black/religious leader and Brazil’s climate of racism and religious intolerance


Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday on the blog, BW of Brazil brought you news of the horrific murder of a well-respected leader in Afro-Brazilian activists circles as well as … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Brazilian woman reveals details of being raped by same assailants who raped American tourist in Rio de Janeiro; details continue to surface


Three men suspected of rape apprehended in Rio Third rape victim in the Rio de Janeiro van says that she wanted ‘sleep and forget (about it)’ Note from BW of … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment