Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Black devil”, “possessed”, “Satan”: Evangelical teacher denounced for racism and religious prejudice against black child


Note from BW of Brazil: This story actually happened about a month ago (reported on November 26th) but it simply serves as another example of the often times fanaticism of … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Black beauty contest raises self-esteem of contestants in northwest Brazil: “I’ve heard that my color is ugly…Now I know that being black is much more than skin color", said one of the winners


Juliana, Paloma and Juliene, contest winners in 2011 The event is the only in the state to appreciate black culture. The 4th edition will be in December, the anniversary of … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black Women of Brazil presents Faces of Carnaval, Part 1


In celebration of the beginning of the Carnaval season, Black Women of Brazil presents Faces of Carnaval Woman from the Brazilian state of Rondônia  Woman from the city of São Paulo, Brazil … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Black Women of Brazil presents Faces of Carnaval, Part 1


In celebration of the beginning of the Carnaval season, Black Women of Brazil presents Faces of Carnaval Woman from the Brazilian state of Rondônia  Woman from the city of São Paulo, Brazil … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 1 Comment