Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Rio Grande do Sul

26 year old Márcia Regina Campos wins ‘Most Beautiful Black Woman of Rio Grande do Sul’ contest; criminal investigation initiated after she is target of racist comments


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s November, the time of the year in which the Month of Black Consciousness is celebrated. As such, the month will be full of sorts … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Senegalese man’s body burned after assailants set fire to mattress that he slept on; President Dilma repudiates the act


Note from BW of Brazil: Just wondering. Does anyone seem to notice a certain way that it seems black immigrants are treated in Brazil? Or is it just this writer? … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

“It’s not because I’m black, is it?” – As Haitian immigrants head to the south of Brazil, racist tendencies arise as descendants of European immigrants turn their noses up


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since we reported on the situation of Haitian immigrants who have been steadily arriving in Brazil in search of better lives … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 10 Comments

‘Why didn’t you choose a sport more ideal for your biotype?’ – Daiane dos Santos, Brazil’s greatest gymnast, speaks on being a black woman in gymnastics


Note from BW of Brazil: As mentioned in our earlier post on Daiane dos Santos, a feature on the woman who is recognized as the most successful Brazilian athlete in … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

At 4’9″, Daiane dos Santos may be small, but she is a giant in sports world and Brazil’s greatest gymnast!


Note from BW of Brazil: Well needless to say, this post has been a long-time coming and long overdue! I had originally prepared this post back in September of 2012 … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Treze de Maio Museum: a space of black identity and memory in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul


Note from BW of Brazil: For five centuries, the nation we know as Brazil has promoted a continuous agenda of erasing the memory and even physical presence of the Afro-Brazilian … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Re-election of President Rousseff brings widespread prejudice against northeastern voters and calls for secession; candidates didn’t address racism during campaigns


Note from BW of Brazil: The re-election of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff once again brought to the fore questions of race, discrimination that has permeated throughout Brazilian society both in … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment