Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Ana Luísa Castro becomes the second black woman to be crowned Miss World Brazil; loses her crown 24 hours later


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this story has got be sweet and bitter at the same time! Sweet because, as many of you know, Afro-Brazilian women have been routinely … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 46 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 27 – “You need to do something with that hair” and other reasons why we march


  ‘You need to do something with that hair’ “This is what Carolina heard in her job interview. The racism that she suffered many also suffer. This is why we … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Book “Black Women Tell Your Story” released at the 3rd National Conference for the Promotion of Racial Equality


Note from BW of Brazil: Can’t wait to read this! The contest that led to this book was the topic of two previous posts here on the blog. Like another … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

In northeast Brazil, overwhelmingly white private school students protest against Brazil’s quota law


Private school students in the state of Sergipe march against affirmative action On the afternoon of Saturday, September 22, in the capital of Sergipe (northeastern Brazil) between the upper crust … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Model Isabel Correia, Part 1


Isabel Correia, the Miss World Sergipe (1) of 2009, is not only beautiful but also very demanding: she chooses which beauty pageants she will compete in. She says she chose … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Isabel Correia, Part 1


Isabel Correia, the Miss World Sergipe (1) of 2009, is not only beautiful but also very demanding: she chooses which beauty pageants she will compete in. She says she chose … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Isabel Correia, Part 2


For more of Isabel also see Part 1 and Part 3

June 12, 2012 · 1 Comment