Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

"Stop and Frisk" Brazilian style? Military Police captain gives order to approach black and brown suspects


Instruction based on the description of an assault victim in an upscale neighborhood by Thais Nunes Since December 21st of last year, police officers of the Taquaral district, one of … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black (negro) or African descendant (afrodescendente)? What’s in a term? Three well-known Brazilians weigh in on which term they prefer to define themselves


When speaking of racial classification or identity in Brazil, things can get quite complex. On the one hand, various reports have proclaimed Brazil to have the largest black or African descendant largest population … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Racial classification and terminology in Brazil


In Brazil, there five racial classifications on the official census: pardo, loosely meaning brown or mixed race, preto (black), branco (white), amarelo (Asian) and indio (Indian/Native). The term pardo can … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 6 Comments