Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“When I said that I was a professor, she asked, ‘Professor of African Studies, right'”: Blacks don’t have to speak only about race’, argues physics professor


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece is not exactly a follow up, but the subject of the post was presented to our readers several months ago with the arrival … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Too light to portray a dark-skinned woman? After controversy, singer Fabiana Cozza renounces role as legendary Dona Ivone Lara in a musical


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a follow up report on the controversy surrounding the choice of singer Fabiana Cozza to portray a very important singer/songwriter in the world … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

“She’s black but she ain’t BLACK!” Black community criticizes selection of light-skinned woman to portray beloved, darker samba singer Dona Ivone Lara


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, once again it’s on! I first caught wind of the controversy last week and decided, like I often do, to wait a few days … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

“The games were never a comfortable space for black people”: At Rio university law student games, bananas thrown at black students while others mimic monkeys


Note from BW of Brazil: You know it’s funny, there are probably hundreds of thousands of people who visit Brazil every year and never hear about this side of Brazil. … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

The history of freedom in Brazil was written by slaves that achieved their liberation; one reason for decline of slavery was what slaves did to achieve freedom


Note from BW of Brazil: As most of us know, or at should know, history is always told from the perspective of the winners. As such, we often, if not … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

With the objective of promoting networking and business expansion, Afro Hub, an acceleration program for black entrepreneurs, is launched in São Paulo


Note from BW of Brazil: The rise of the black entrepreneur in Brazil has been one of the most intriguing developments in the past few decades. Quiet as its kept, … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Interracial relations among LGBT and what a turnoff it is to be replaced by a white man: Discovering racism within the homosexual community


Note from BW of Brazil: The homosexual relationship is a topic that I have purposely avoided on this blog even though I’ve seen numerous hints that the issue of race also … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment