Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The blaming of the black man and the racism contained in the expression “Cirilo’s Syndrome” – The debate over black identity and interracial relations rages on


Note from BW of Brazil: It is an ongoing debate that won’t be dying down any time soon! And from the perspective of this blog, it’s about time that this … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The extinction of black, brown, yellow and beige: The extinction of the black race in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a conversation that many people don’t seem to want to have. Depending on where you live in Brazil, the title of today’s piece … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 16 Comments

The danger of cultural appropriation – the ongoing whitening of Brazilian history


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a followup report to a piece from Friday night. Over the years we have seen numerous examples of the appropriation of black culture … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Whitewashing history: Play in Rio de Janeiro inspired by Afro-Brazilian historical figures but portrayed by white actors!


Note from BW of Brazil: Incredible! These people NEVER give up! The latest controversy coming out of Brazil involving black (mis)representation and history is neither new or surprising. As has … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 45 Comments

Brazil’s World Cup team and their women: Color doesn’t matter or fear of the dark?


Note from BW of Brazil: The origin of today’s post is actually from 2006, during the World Cup of that year that was held in Germany. That year, Brazil was … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 13 Comments

Professor, rapper and militant Vera Veronika: Down for the cause in Hip Hop as well as in academia


Note from BW of Brazil: Overcoming a number of obstacles, Vera Veronika is a woman of various accomplishments. Her achievements and outlook as a black Brazilian woman represent very well … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

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