Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Teatro Experimental Negro

With drama, poetry and consciousness, the Coletivo Negro theater group brings black theatrical and political aesthetic to the stage


Note from BW of Brazil: Although Brazil is often described as the country with the largest black population in the world outside of Africa, one would never know it if … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mercedes Batista: First black woman featured as dancer in Municipal Theater in Rio; introduced African elements into modern Brazilian dance


Mercedes Ignácia da Silva Krieger, Mercedes Batista, was born in 1921, in the city of Campos dos Goytacazes, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, into a humble family that … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

In memoriam: Thereza Santos (1930-2012) – The life of a warrior


Last week on December 19th, the struggle for black liberation lost a great warriors: Thereza Santos. Because she was Brazilian from a Portuguese-speaking country, the vast majority of people who … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Brazilian TV network’s usage of blackface and stereotypes causes outrage in online community


Once again, the Brazilian media has been accused of promoting demeaning images of its black population. The online social network, Correio Nagô, that presents itself as the online voice of Brazil’s … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazilian TV network’s usage of blackface and stereotypes causes outrage in online community


Once again, the Brazilian media has been accused of promoting demeaning images of its black population. The online social network, Correio Nagô, that presents itself as the online voice of Brazil’s … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 1 Comment