Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Talking to the black community: Black women finding a “place of speaking” to discuss issues with other sistas on the internet, radio and YouTube


Black women finding a place of speaking to discuss issues of black women on the internet, radio and YouTube “I don’t want to know of another in our speaking place. … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

40 years of the Movimento Negro Unificado! On July 7, 1978, various black organizations came together to form Brazil’s modern day black rights movement


Note from BW of Brazil: 40 years! Four decades of struggle, marches, lectures, speeches, rallies and organizing. 40 years is a long time in some ways but also a short … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

“Institutional racism ends up impeding our careers and ascension in political power”: Superior Electoral Court judgment may increase black women’s space in politics


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazil, both in the past as well as today, the power elites of the country have ALWAYS been white or least, what some people … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The “New Black Globalization” – Connections of diasporas and African countries; recent visit by king of Yorubas to Brazil encourages calls for black nationalism


Note from BW of Brazil: The recent visit by King Oni of Ifé, leader of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, is being hailed as an important symbol of a rising … Continue reading

June 30, 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

Should we celebrate this date? May 13th: 13 decades past the end of slavery and the black population still has no rights guaranteed


Note from BW of Brazil: Can you think of anything that would be worth celebrating or remembering on May 13th? This year, it fell on a Sunday, just yesterday. Well … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Umunna Network organizes to encourage participation of black women in politics; in 2016 elections, they represented only 5% of the elected city councilors


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of having a political presence, voice and representation is a question that has long plagued the black Brazilian community. How would it be … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment