Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Terezinha da Silva elected first female mayor in a southern city of a 93% white population


Victory for a black candidate in a city of German colonization is considered a milestone in the city of Dois Irmãos. On the streets, the future mayor received hugs and … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Alzira Rufino: poet, activist and nurse in the struggle to eliminate oppression and discrimination against black people


Alzira Rufino is a political activist active in the Movimento Negro and the Black Women’s Movement. From a poor black family, having worked since she was a child, at seventeen … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alzira Rufino: poet, activist and nurse in the struggle to eliminate oppression and discrimination against black people


Alzira Rufino is a political activist active in the Movimento Negro and the Black Women’s Movement. From a poor black family, having worked since she was a child, at seventeen … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment