Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Professor who was target of racist graffiti says offenses are reaction to policies of racial/social inclusion


Note from BW of Brazil: We’ve seen the scenario too many times to be surprised. A given society is divided into “haves” and “have nots”. The divisions are so clear … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black woman, religious leader and Movimento Negro activist defends her master’s dissertation at 72 years of age


by Marcilene Garcia de Souza The Iyalorisá (1) Iyagunã Dalzira Maria Aparecida became literate at 13. Due to the lack of educational opportunities and job issues she only managed to … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nilma Lino Gomes becomes the first black woman to be named dean of a federal university


Nilma Lino Gomes sworn in as dean of Unilab Educator Nilma Lino Gomes is the first black woman to be sworn into office as dean of a federal university in … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment