Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“We need girls for child labor and slavery”: Newspaper classified ad seeks girl 12-18 for illegal adoption and child labor


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s clarify, the above ad doesn’t actually request a slave, but we will expound on that in the reason for that headline in the material … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bloodbath in Belém leaves nine dead; residents believe it was a Military Police revenge hit


 Note from BW of Brazil: Before I get into today’s topic, yet another tragedy, I wanted to briefly mention a message I received yesterday from a Brazilian guy. He wrote … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Little blacks like you we rape and then burn not to pollute the soil”: University student receives racist threats in social network


Note from BW of Brazil: In truth, I don’t know why anyone would be surprised with an incident like this. Brazil can continue to pretend as though racism isn’t a real … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antônia Lopes dos Santos: “Even having money, we black people don’t have real power”


Note from BW of Brazil: Today we bring you another story of struggle, survival, commitment and victory. This short biography is taken from the book, Mulheres Negras na Primeira Pessoa (Black … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Singer Gaby Amarantos on Salvador, Bahia, Brazil’s “Black Rome”: “It’s the place where I saw the most black people with pride of being black”


Note from BW of Brazil: Popular singer Gaby Amarantos from the northern state of  Pará blew up a few years ago with a musical style that has been dubbed tecno brega. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Faces of Afro Brazil 10


Note from BW of Brazil: The tenth in the “Faces of Afro Brazil” series, Raquel Ferro is from Belém, Pará, Brazil. This photo, courtesy of the Palácio do Planalto, was … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Miracle baby develops in mother’s ovary and survives; pregnancy extremely rare


Elizete Pavão and her baby In 95% of cases of pregnancy outside the uterus, the embryo develops in the Fallopian tube. Ovarian pregnancy is considered very rare and happens once for … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 Comment