Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial exclusion

The maternal blogosphere is white: Black mothers are an integral part of society and some blog but why don’t they get the same attention as white mothers?

Note from BW of Brazil: Often times when the many topics that I cover on this blog come up, I get shade from folks living in Brazil because they don’t … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Agency criticized over photo: Calls itself Agência Africa but photo of staff doesn’t feature any black people

Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes one has to wonder, before being criticized does anyone seriously think about the things they do? I often wonder this when dealing with the … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

In 80% black Salvador, Bahia, African-American neuroscientist Carl Hart says “blacks seem to be in the hands of white people”

Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago here on the blog, we featured a story that detailed the experiences of non-Brazilian blacks visiting or living in Brazil. The … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

Brazil doesn’t think ballet is the ‘place’ for black women; black Brazilian ballerinas find more opportunities outside of the country

Note from BW of Brazil: We last featured ballerina Ingrid Silva back in May. Chasing her dreams led her to New York and dancing for one of the most renown … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment