Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“In Brazil, Ferguson happens everyday”: But where is the widespread protest?


Note from BW of Brazil: No, the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose in the photo above is not from Ferguson, Missouri, nor is it from New York or any of … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Well-known DJ reveals how he “chose to be the funny little black guy in order to not be bullied because of my color”


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, this blog is called “Black Women of Brazil” and in general, the personal essays and vast majority of photos indeed feature black women. But as … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Councilman arrested for insulting and assaulting neighbor; aggressor called victim a “shiftless black”


Note from BW of Brazil: Not much to say here; another day another case of a racial slur in the land of “racism doesn’t exist here.” One point that should … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Do you think of Brazil as a white nation? You would if you watched Brazilian television


  Novelas portray a white image of Brazil, says Mozambican writer “For us, Mozambicans, Brazil’s image is that of a white country, or at best, mixed. The only black Brazilian … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Spike Lee will make a documentary about Brazil


Spike Lee will make a documentary about Brazil According to sources in Brazil, filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to record a new documentary about the country that recently became the … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Spike Lee will make a documentary about Brazil


Spike Lee will make a documentary about Brazil According to sources in Brazil, filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to record a new documentary about the country that recently became the … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 4 Comments