Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I want more black women to feel beautiful just the way they are”: With inspiration from Mozambique, Ana Paula Xongani’s clothing line focuses on black beauty


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve been following news out of Black Brazil for any amount of time you must’ve noticed that there is a sort of ‘fever’ catching … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

“The majority of bookstores don’t have books that represent us,” says owner of new bookstore in city of Belo Horizonte dedicated to the work of black authors


Note from BW of Brazil: In April of 2015, this blog told readers that “Excluding titles about Afro-Brazilian sports stars (Neymar, Anderson Silva or Pelé) it’s almost impossible to find books about … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

The abyss between whites and blacks: Report shows it took 10 years for blacks to reach Human Development Index experienced by whites in the year 2000


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s all in the numbers! It’s pretty easy for someone to say that “we Brazilians are all equal”, but what do the social statistics that measure … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Why do Afro-Brazilians identify so much with the series ‘Dear White People’? Perhaps because they are dealing with the very same issues presented in the film!


Note from BW of Brazil: When I first got into studying racial politics in Brazil, I constantly read that Brazil was ‘different’. Race relations in Brazil are completely different than … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Reverse racism exists and needs to be combatted: What must be done to overcome the oppression experienced by Caucasian people


Note from BW of Brazil: Anytime one speaks on the topic of racism/white supremacy, there are sure to be cries of “mimimi“ (whining) or the struggle that persons that consider … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Even my money is worth less than a white person’s”: Nurse leads protest against cosmetics giant after being discriminated against in a store


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, I think the comment included in the title of today’s piece just about says it all. I’ve never heard of a situation in … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 6 Comments

Hailing from the nation’s capital of Brasília, singer Cris Pereira brings classic Samba, Jazz and Afro-Brazilian sounds to her CD and performances


Note from BW of Brazil: Let me just say up front, I LOVE this woman’s voice! Cris Pereira’s soothing voice and mesmerizing rhythms represent so many of the things that first … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 1 Comment