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

Will Smith and Kanye West stroll through the Vidigal favela in Rio


Pregnant socialite Kim Kardashian, rapper Kayne West and actor Will Smith came to Brazil for Carnival. They took the trip to see the city’s tourist sites.     Kim Kardashian … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dionne Warwick honored in the Rio community of Vidigal


The singer received a certificate for her collaboration in a cultural event Warwick watches a performance by the group Nós do Morro Dionne Warwick, who is in Brazil for a series … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Thalma Freitas and Afro-Brazilians as "suspects of the standard color" in Brazil


In another example of the way in which brown skin is automatically associated with crime in Brazil, well-known actress/singer Thalma Freitas was stopped, picked up and taken to a police … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · 2 Comments