Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Woman from the state of Pernambuco is the victim of racist comments on social network


Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago we posted a story about a recent black empowerment march in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. The march was specifically organized … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Black Empowerment March calls for end of prejudice in Recife


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece simply re-enforces the analysis and focus of this blog in providing insight into the pulse of Brazil’s black community. Over the past few … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Military Police in Recife are sentenced to 96 years in prison for forcing 17 teenagers to jump in a river


Note from BW of Brazil: This story is actually from May but it serves as yet another example of the cruelty and brutality with which Brazil’s Military Police deals with … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teliana Pereira brings Brazil its first WTA tennis championship in 27 years!


Note from BW of Brazil: Although the world of sports is not a main topic here at BW of Brazil, it’s always nice to present triumphs of Brazil’s female athletes … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

One of Brazil’s most important groups for preserverance of black culture, the Solano Trindade Popular Theater celebrates 40 years


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the most important figures in Afro-Brazilian History and Culture, Solando Tridade was born on July 24, 1908, in the district of San José, in … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mother requests help from school; white boy says her daughter was ugly because she’s black


  Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s feature, a letter from a concerned mother to her daughter’s school, brings to the fore a number of issues that are regularly dealt … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

25 curious facts about slavery in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever discussing the experiences of African descendants in the Americas, the topic will inevitably turn to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade at some point in the … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 44 Comments