Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In the last 10 years, while the homicide rate of white women fell by 9.8% percent, for black women it rose 54%!!


Note from BW of Brazil: The material we present today should be understood in the following way: Numbers don’t lie! Clearly we love to present great stories about black Brazilian … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Racism in northeastern hospital: mother says security guard called her son “rotten black” and kicked him


Note from BW of Brazil: What else can be said here except, as incidents like this happen everyday somewhere in Brazil, who can honestly still believe in the idea of … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Supermarket employee who was called "monkey" and humiliated in front of other employees awarded US$50,000 in severance


Having been called “macaca” (monkey) in front of other employees and humiliated because of her skin color and being a woman, Sylvia Barcellos is still trying to overcome the trauma … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments