Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: social inequality

As debate on vigilante action continues, two prominent conservatives lynch homeless black youth in public opinion


Note from BW of Brazil: The past week has been yet another battle of public opinion that has once shown a Brazil divided into two sides. The controversy surrounds yet … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Economic Affairs Committee rejects Senate bill of reparations for slavery; estimation of payments valued at US$8 quadrillion


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of reparations for the horrors, violations and damages due to the inhumane practice of slavery has been a hot topic for a number … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

While all three refer to persons of African descent, what is the difference between the terms preto, pardo and negro?


BW of Brazil: The question of race has long been a source of confusion in Brazil. On the one hand, the country has promoted itself as a huge melting pot … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nannies and maids: relations that perpetuate racism and sexism


Note from BW of Brazil: With the recent passage of the new law that expands the rights of maids in Brazil, the web is full of stories and essays that highlight the relations … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Income of Black Brazilians Doubles, But Social Disparities Persist


March commemorating the Day of Black Consciousness in São Paulo, Brazil   Note from BW of Brazil: The article below summarizes many of the topics consistently covered on the BW of … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black Women and Power: We can too!


  Photos: Left to right, top row and bottom row: Benedita da Silva, Federal Deputy and first black woman to serve as governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Célia Sacramento, … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black women are the most affected by unemployment in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil


  Difference between blacks and whites reaches 4.3% despite the fall in the unemployment rate, according to research With information by Mark Koboldt and Karina Reif The black population is most … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 1 Comment