Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazilians defining themselves as black has grown 15%; while pretos and pardos are considered black, pretos are those defining themselves as simply black


Note from BW of Brazil: So what does today’s report really mean in plain English? It’s a topic that’s been discussed here since the debut of this blog back in … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The racism nowadays still shocks me!” On the Day of Black Consciousness, BBC’s “Singer of the Millenium”, 80-year old Elza Soares releases new video for “The Cheapest Meat on the Market is the Black Meat”


Note from BW of Brazil: Maybe you’ve never heard of singer Elza Soares. If you live outside of Brazil and never listened to the music of other countries, it is very … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Makida Moda Afro: Bringing the beauty, elegance and sophistication of African fabrics along with identity, representation & empowerment of Black Women


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, sometimes you hav’ta do a double take. Last week I came across an interview with fashion entrepreneur Ignez Bacelar, which is featured below, and … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

In Belo Horizonte, unprecedented production presents classic “Porgy & Bess” opera with all black Brazilian soloists; wasn’t possible just 30 years ago


Note from BW of Brazil: Now this really looks exciting! I actually only discovered this production when I was doing some research about the Festival de Arte Negra in Belo … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

After being fired for refusing to remove her braids, Luanna Teófilo opens a consumer panel specializing in helping companies understand the Afro-Brazilian public


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great to see people land on their feet and move on to bigger and better things after being victimized by an anti-black job … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Asè collection – Based on fashion, activism and ancestry, from the perspective of racism, Bahian artists record documentary in New York


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this most definitely sounds exciting! Brazilian-born black fashion designer making moves, using her talents to address wider social issues on top of that, making … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

In its 9th edition, Festival de Arte Negra, Black Arts Festival, brings together artistic and cultural actions to highlight the empowerment of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here’s another good reason for me to visit one of my favorite cities in Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment