Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“We have to shut him up!”: Employee linked to witness in investigation of Rio Councilwoman Marielle Franco’s murder found shot to death


Note from BW of Brazil: In a few days, it will already have been one month since the brutal murder of Rio Councilwoman Marielle Franco. And while the investigation is … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

What is the real reason for the imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva? According to sociologist, hatred of the poor and policies lifting Brazilians out of poverty


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, the past few years have seemed like a modern witch hunt. However one feels about embattled former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · 4 Comments

Series ‘Afronta’ features interviews with prominent names on contemporary Afro-Brazilian scene, shows blacks creating networks, generating autonomy


Note from BW of Brazil: These are very exciting times for Afro-Brazilians involved in the arts and entertainment. Although it is true that Brazil’s mainstream media continues to offer limited … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Who will defend our children against whiteness?”: How racist school experiences interfere with the positive self-images of black children


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course of my experiences in Brazil, I have known quite a few people who would be classified as white anywhere in the world. … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 4 Comments

As former President Lula da Silva prepares to hand himself over for imprisonment, black leaders reflect on his administration’s effects on the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: I have to admit, I really didn’t think it would actually happen. I mean, we’ve all seen accusations of corruption against politicians, we’ve seen single … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

“The validation we want is usually white”: Why black romantic relationships tend to be complex


Note from BW of Brazil: As with many personal texts I come across, translate and post on this blog, when I read today’s piece, I thought the author deserved applause. … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 5 Comments

24-year international relations student is identified as “monkey” on a Burger King receipt


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m not even gon’ trip on this. I been puttin’ in work for six years here at BW of Brazil and been on the case … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · 1 Comment