Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The incredible case of a black ‘palmiteiro’: He doesn’t want a ‘commitment’, but radically changes his mind when a white woman enters his life


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a dialogue that desperately needs to happen! In Brazil today, the black population is waking up by the hundreds of thousands, realizing and decoding … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 8 Comments

“(Hot) women for all tastes”? Photo featuring all blond women draws fire for sexism and a lack of diversity


Note from BW of Brazil: So here we go again! Yet another example of how Brazil’s media loves to present itself representative of all Brazilians while simultaneously promoting a supposed … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Record TV’s “Speak Brazil” news program – With the whiteness of all of its hosts perhaps “Speak Denmark” would be a better name


Note from BW of Brazil: Race in the media is a popular topic here on the blog and for good reason. The media’s influences on the minds and perceptions of … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cirilo’s Syndrome II: Psychological damage on a child when white parent in interracial marriage is racist


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is due to a number of things. One, the study of interracial relationships in Brazil is an ongoing topic here on the blog. … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 13 Comments

“We, black women are invisible to the media”, says women’s rights institute vice executive director


  Note from BW of Brazil: The interview below continues along the lines of much of the analysis found daily on this blog. Please see the previous articles associated with the research discussed … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Modern day Brazilian “fashion colonialism”: Africa is the inspiration for São Paulo Fashion Week; nearly all the models are white


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here we go again! Another São Paulo Fashion Week extravaganza, another black model shut out. In reality, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. After … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black consciousness is more than just wearing an afro: in terms of race, Brazil still has a ways to go


True “Black Power” by Nátally Nayutta Martins de Souza Many people get confused with regards to the Black Power (1) lifestyle. It’s not enough to just pick your hair out go … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment