Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Inspired by Lupita Nyong’o, young women talk about prejudice and of the appreciation of black beauty


  Note from BW of Brazil: The recent double victories of actress Lupita Nyong’o were celebrated throughout the African Diaspora and in black Brazilian social media the Oscar winning, 2014 People … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spike Lee will spend Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia; director there filming more scenes for his documentary Go, Brazil, Go!


 President of the bloco afro Olodum, João Jorge (left) and director Spike Lee  Continuing our coverage on filmmaker Spike Lee’s upcoming documentary Go Brazil Go, our friends over at the Correio Nagô website contributed the material for this … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Brazilian ideologies of racial stereotypes apply to Viola Davis and the Oscars


The Oscars and Viola Davis in “The Help” So once again, Oscar time is upon us, and as usual, the media is clamoring and hyping up the show and trying … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

How Brazilian ideologies of racial stereotypes apply to Viola Davis and the Oscars


The Oscars and Viola Davis in “The Help” So once again, Oscar time is upon us, and as usual, the media is clamoring and hyping up the show and trying … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 3 Comments