Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Why are light brown skinned ‘pardos’ of obvious mixed race preaching white supremacy in a Neo-Nazi skinheads group in São Paulo?


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, as I watched this story on the sensationalist ‘news’ program Brasil Urgente on the Band TV network last Friday, several things popped into … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Legacy of African Peoples: Afro-Brazilians push for the redemption of African History and the recognition of African contributions to humanity


Note from BW of Brazil: Over a number of decades, an awakening has been taking place among African descendants around the world. Since the time we were stolen from the … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

For ‘Financial Times’, neo-Nazi groups challenge Brazil’s myth of racial democracy; racial inequality and racist sentiments unmasked myth decades ago


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes when I see reports such as a recent one in the Financial Times, it’s actually a little funny to me. The reason being that … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

“This neguinha can’t sing worth sh*t!”: 14-year old Franciele Fernanda, a contestant on the ‘The Voice Kids’ talent reality show, is a target of racism on the web


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a shame, but it comes as no surprise that even black children and teens aren’t immune to racist insults in Brazil. But in reality, … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The best student in the classroom can kill”?: Ministry of Transportion removes racist campaign ad featuring a black male; organization takes legal action


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of race, Brazil and yet another controversy. Why would I be surprised? I’ve been covering just on this blog for more than five … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

What? She’s not naked??? Why the ‘new Globeleza’ commercial is an advance for the representation of black women in Brazil and what it says about activism


Note from BW of Brazil: Really? Already? I guess I’m not the only one who was caught by surprise by the new, annual Globeleza TV commercial that’s been on the … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Meet 12 YouTubers who are empowering black Brazilian women on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta admit it. YouTube has opened up a flood of opportunities for common, everyday people that simply weren’t possible just over a decade ago. … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment