Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

YouTube’s 1st Black Beauty Encounter seminar brings lively discussion on beauty and self-esteem


Note from BW of Brazil: The Month of Black Consciousness is in full swing as celebrations and events will continue for another two weeks. A few days ago, one event, the … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo thrill audiences in play ‘The Mountaintop’, a fictional account of Martin Luther King’s last day – But why was the audience overwhelmingly white?


Note from BW of Brazil: As of late, actors and real life couple Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo have made a number of headlines in recent weeks. Already arguably Brazil’s most … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

“The secret is to have patience,” reveals 101-year old man married to the same woman for 70 years


Note from BW of Brazil: With so much controversy and social ills that make the news everyday, sometimes it’s nice to just appreciate a nice life story. And our elders … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

In 80% black Salvador, Bahia, African-American neuroscientist Carl Hart says “blacks seem to be in the hands of white people”


Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago here on the blog, we featured a story that detailed the experiences of non-Brazilian blacks visiting or living in Brazil. The … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

“Haitians, you steal our jobs!” – Xenophobia and racism flare up again as six Haitian immigrants shot in São Paulo


Note from BW of Brazil: So when is it that Brazil will take its expressions of anti-Haitian sentiments seriously? The people of Haiti have endured much since becoming the first … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

From the northeast to the southeast, natural hair, African culture and empowerment are themes on the International Day of the Black Woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Several of our previous posts have been dedicated to the celebration of the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day and for good reason. Black women … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet Rachel Maia, CEO of Pandora Brasil – Manufacturer is third largest jewelry company in the world


Note from BW of Brazil: As in the rest of the world, the image and place of the black woman must and is changing in Brazil! For so long she has … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 4 Comments