Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

After controversy over lack of ethnic representation, a black woman is crowned Miss Bahia 2013; protests highlight the contradiction of race


Priscila Cidreira Santiago was elected Miss Bahia 2013 Note from BW of Brazil: Last week the blog covered the latest racial controversy coming out of Brazil concerning race and representation … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Number of Brazilians declaring themselves preta (black) increases to 16 million


“To be a black women is to be a warrior. It is to accept your blackness, appreciating your history and your roots. It is finding oneself pretty, even though they … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 6 Comments