Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

How my mother taught me racial consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing with a very important theme here on the blog, we bring you another text on the question of racial identity. And as there are … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Baiana singer Larissa Luz branches off into a solo career mixing elements of Jamaican music, Candomblé and Rock


Note from BW of Brazil: Talented singer/songwriter Larissa Luz paid her dues as the lead singer of the popular bloco afro Ara Ketu and is now carving out a name … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Lovely actress Erika Januza, protagonist of TV series Suburbia, shows off the color of summer


The actress, who brought life to the character Conceição in the Globo TV Suburbia series poses in a photo shoot in blue, one of the best bets for Brazil’s hottest season of … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Racism in Latin American children’s programs


On Brazilian television, it’s very common to see television shows and movies made outside of the country being shown on TV stations. In many of them, the original visual presentations … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Lucyana: What it means to be black – "many blacks grow up thinking that whites are synonymous with superiority"


Lucyana da Silva This commentary written by Lucyana da Silva from the city of Campos dos Goyatcazes in Rio de Janeiro state, is an example of why the Black Women … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Short film explores race, exclusion and the deferred dreams of black children living under Brazil’s "dominance of whiteness"


Cores e Botas (Colors and Boots) is a short film by Juliana Vicente (See film at bottom of page) It focuses on the aspirations of a little black girl who wants … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 4 Comments