Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazil’s Workers’ Party has been in power since 2002 with strong support from Afro-Brazilians – But does the party simply exploit the black vote to remain in power?


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, if we study other situations around the world, this scenario is quite familiar. Underprivileged black populations lend their loyalty to a party that … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

Verônica Lima becomes the first black councilwoman of the city of Niterói (state of Rio de Janeiro)


Verônica Lima of the PT (Partido dos Trabalhores or Worker’s Party) recently became the first black woman to be elected to city council in the history of the city of … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment