Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Pearls Negras, a rap trio formed in the Vidigal slum of Rio, prepare for shows in Europe


Note from BW of Brazil: We first brought you news about this trio of cuties back in late January. They’re Alice, Mariana and Jennifer, collectively known as the rap/funk trio … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Top 10 Most Beautiful Black Women of Brazilian television


Note from BW of Brazil: If you are a regular follower of this blog you know that the purpose is bring more exposure to the under-appreciated black Brazilian population, specifically … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 14 Comments

From Spain to France and back to Brazil, singer Lívia Lucas offers an eclectic brew of Samba, Jazz and Latin rhythms


Note from BW of Brazil: Like a great number of other Brazilian born and raised artists over the years, singer Lívia Lucas traveled outside of her native country to find … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Black woman shot dead; body is dragged on the ground attached to the bumper of a police car!


Note from BW of Brazil: What the…?!?!? Why does it seem that police atrocities in Brazil, particularly in Rio, seem to always get worse? It almost seems as if they … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

A true success story: After 20 years in Italy, 90s Dance music star Corona returns to Brazil.


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s feature is a blast from the past. If any of you are fans of ’90s-era dance music, you may remember this singer, or at … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

Race and “place”: Whether in an elite school or dreaming of an opera career, Brazilian society continues to tell blacks where they don’t belong


Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of race-oriented “place” is a common discussion on this blog. Despite the idea that “money whitens” or that if one has money in … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

“If I don’t use deodorant, I’ll smell like a neguinha (black girl)”, says participant on reality show


Note from BW of Brazil: Let me be honest here. I don’t care for much Brazilian television. Most of it comes across as mindless entertainment for persons who don’t have … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 14 Comments