Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black Empowerment March calls for end of prejudice in Recife


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece simply re-enforces the analysis and focus of this blog in providing insight into the pulse of Brazil’s black community. Over the past few … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Military Police in Recife are sentenced to 96 years in prison for forcing 17 teenagers to jump in a river


Note from BW of Brazil: This story is actually from May but it serves as yet another example of the cruelty and brutality with which Brazil’s Military Police deals with … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mother requests help from school; white boy says her daughter was ugly because she’s black


  Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s feature, a letter from a concerned mother to her daughter’s school, brings to the fore a number of issues that are regularly dealt … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Black workers earn 57% of the salary of whites while women earn nearly 74% of the salary of men


Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog likes to share good news concerning the social plight of Afro-Brazilians (positive strides, the successful quota system, accomplishments, etc.), these stories are … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

25 curious facts about slavery in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever discussing the experiences of African descendants in the Americas, the topic will inevitably turn to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade at some point in the … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 41 Comments

TV network’s search for Carnaval’s top “mulata” highlights black invisibility in the rest of the year


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Is it that time again? Well, not quite. Brazilian Carnaval doesn’t start for more than four months but the nation’s top TV network is … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Children forage through polluted river in the northeast to gather cans; lawsuit filed against the city


Note from BW of Brazil: So how is it that Brazil deals with its poor citizens? And more, how does it deal with its poor, black citizens? This is the … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments