Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: University of São Paulo

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

“Emancipation, inclusion and exclusion” photo exhibit provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of slaves in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Following up a recent post here that featured a set of photographic images of Afro-Brazilian children in the 19th century, more photos from Brazil’s 350 … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Study finds that 99% of Brazilian diplomats and federal university professors are white


Note from BW of Brazil: In yet another stunning example of racial inequality in Brazil, a 2005 study found that 99% of Brazil’s diplomats and college professors are white. And … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 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

Adriana Barbosa – Black, female, entrepreneur – Meet the founder of Feira Preta (Black Expo), the largest black cultural event in Brazil and all of Latin America


Ten years ago, Adriana Barbosa and a friend found a solution to being broke. The result being Feira Preta (Black Expo), one of the largest events of black culture in Latin America. … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brazil: The ideology of "whitening" and the struggle for a black identity


Vanessa Jesus Souza, college student majoring in Tourism In a country like Brazil, similar to other countries of Latin America, the ideology of white supremacy has been the dominant value … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 7 Comments

Brazil: The ideology of "whitening" and the struggle for a black identity


Vanessa Jesus Souza, college student majoring in Tourism In a country like Brazil, similar to other countries of Latin America, the ideology of white supremacy has been the dominant value … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 3 Comments