Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

November is the Month of Black Consciousness, but where are the black heroes in the history of Brazil?


Note from BW of Brazil: As another Month of Black Consciousness winds down in Brazil, we must as always approach a very fundamental question: Where are the black heroes in … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

New film, Raça (race), presents blacks as the central theme in the fight for racial equality and makes history in Brazilian cinema


Film produced by Joel Zito Araújo is in theaters all over Brazil. (See trailer, with English subtitles and a description at bottom of article) Please see the blog’s original coverage … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day of Black Consciousness 2012: photos of festivities in cities throughout Brazil


November 20this said to be the day that the great Palmares quilombo (maroon society of runaway slaves) leader, Zumbi, was killed in 1695. In 1971 a group of militants and researchers in … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 2 Comments