Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Law abolishing slavery in Brazil was signed on May 13, 1888; for Afro-Brazilians, it’s no motive of celebration


Note from BW of Brazil: This week, on May 13th, Brazil commemorated the 126th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. For those who don’t know, Brazil imported far more African … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 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

Report shows that Brazilian media still has trouble covering the issue of racism


Parliament and Racism in the Media   Occasionally here on the BW of Brazil blog, someone will ask a question or make a comment about the fact that this blog features … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The under-representation of blacks in Brazil’s Congress


A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 4 Comments