Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazilian woman reveals details of being raped by same assailants who raped American tourist in Rio de Janeiro; details continue to surface


Three men suspected of rape apprehended in Rio Third rape victim in the Rio de Janeiro van says that she wanted ‘sleep and forget (about it)’ Note from BW of … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

In video, Catholic priest in Niterói, Brazil, caught having sexual relations with a minor


Video image shows a nude priest in intimate moments     Victim reveals that priest would preside over mass after sexual relations It was six years of a abusive relationship … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

After much promise and hype of 90% black cast, Subúrbia TV series descends into familiar clichés and stereotypes about black Brazilians


Back in September when I first read the news that Brazil’s biggest TV network, Globo, was producing a new TV series that featured a 90% Afro-Brazilian cast, I can’t lie, once again … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Devassa beer and the objectification of the black body


  Rewinding the clock almost exactly one year, it was on December 15th, 2010, that I learned of the outrage caused by an advertisement of placed in the December issue … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment