Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

City of Campina Grande sets record for largest student capoeira circle in history with nearly 3,000 participants


Note from BW of Brazil: In November, between 300-400 cities throughout Brazil celebrate the Month of Black Consciousness and recently one of the most well-known facets of Afro-Brazilian Culture celebrated … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light or dark-skinned, racism distinguishes black from non-black! Woman in the northeast called a “black bitch” after altercation over parking space


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, as reports of racism are one of the main focuses of the blog, there’s nothing particularly shocking about this incident. A confrontation, a … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

Bamidelê: Black feminist organization in the battle against racism and sexism and development of black identity


Note from BW of Brazil: Today the blog brings you yet another organization involved in the struggle racial equality, the development of black identity and visibility of the black population … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black Women in the First Person: Dandara Correia discusses the construction of her identity as a black woman and the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: In this essay, included in the collection Mulheres Negras na Primeira Pessoa (Black Women in the First Person), activist Dandara Batista Correia explores many of the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

In the northeastern state of Paraíba in 2010, 1,329 blacks were murdered compared to 49 whites; a rate of 27 times higher


Sign: For the end of the extermination of black youth More blacks die in Paraíba, according Map of Violence report by Camila Alves The number of black homicide victims in … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazil: Death squads and the genocide of Afro-Brazilians


By Pablo Reis and BW of Brazil Yesterday, the Huffington Post posted an article entitled “Brazil Police May Have Executed 30 During Strike” highlighting the aftermath of a recent police … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 3 Comments


Woman from the state of Paraíba, Brazil Source: Black Women of Brazil

February 13, 2012 · Leave a comment