Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

On the “Night of the Black Beauty”, Bahia’s historic black consciousness group selects “Ebony Goddess”: Check out the candidates and winner


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s about that time again! Every year, we can always tell when Carnaval season is right around the corner. One sign and when he hear … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Goddesses in Ayê: Model and fashion designer Aline Andrade exalts African culture and black beauty in photo shoot


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes photos speak for themselves. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if that is true, there are no words necessary for … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 35


Today, in the 35th installment of our series “Faces of Afro Brazil”, we bring you the Federal District based model Nayce Samara, 22. Recently featured here in yet another incident … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fashion student develops photographic project Noivas Negras (Black Brides) to provide references for black women on their special day


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, black brides DO exist! Although one would never know it judging from the media and indeed the difficulty that black women often experience in … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

São Paulo Fashion Week: Black Special – Once again mostly invisible on the runways, photographer captures Afro-Brazilian presence at the show


Note from BW of Brazil: By now you know the story very well. São Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW). Along with Fashion Rio, the biggest fashion showcase in Brazil. And in yet … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Actress Camila Pitanga debuts as the new poster girl for Arezzo shoes


  Camila Pitanga debuts as the new poster girl for Arezzo Note from BW of Brazil: You can always tell when someone is involved or has a major project coming … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 12 Comments

Top photographer and Mercedes-Benz’s “Pérolas Negras” features all-black women photo shoot; all recognized in their fields, they are Brazil’s true “black pearls”


Note from BW of Brazil: In a previous post speaking of the ending of the Carnaval season, a question was posed: now, how many black women will be on TV? The … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 5 Comments