Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Exalting itself the “blackest religion of Brazil”, but with no space for the discussion of black issues, are black identity and Neo-Pentecostal currents incompatible?


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another trap for Africans and African descendants worldwide. White supremacy has so many weapons that when it doesn’t succeed in dominating black people through … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

The “Procissão do Fogaréu” in Goiás is an annual Easter event, but doesn’t it look a little like….?


Note from BW of Brazil: As recognition of the Easter season is recognized around the world, I thought it would interesting to present an historic event that takes place every … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

For those looking for something ‘cool’ to get into: Respect our history! Candomblé is not hip – it is our tradition, ancestry and resistance


Note from BW of Brazil: The Candomblé (1) is an Afro-Brazilian religion that has a history that is thoroughly connected to the history, culture and treatment of the black population. Like black … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brazilian state still sees communities of African origin religions as folklore


Note from BW of Brazil: In a Western world that continues to place Christian religious values and morals at the cores of their societies, those who practice non-Christian belief systems … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Professor, rapper and militant Vera Veronika: Down for the cause in Hip Hop as well as in academia


Note from BW of Brazil: Overcoming a number of obstacles, Vera Veronika is a woman of various accomplishments. Her achievements and outlook as a black Brazilian woman represent very well … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Illiterate and the daughter of a slave, Nhá Chica is the first black woman to be given the title of blessed by the Catholic Church of Brazil


She was also a layperson and didn’t belong to any religious order. Francisca de Paula de Jesus dedicated her life to charity and the poor. by Samantha Silva and Lucas … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Documentary "City of Women" explores the African-derived religion of Candomblé in Brazil’s northeast


A Cidade das Mulheres is a 72-minute documentary directed by Lázaro Faria that explores the Candomblé, an African derived religion that gave black Brazilian women power and a voice in a society … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment