Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

(Only) slavery (doesn’t) explain the current situation of black Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: You would think that the title of today’s article would be totally obvious to anyone who reads it, but it doesn’t quite work like that. … Continue reading

February 3, 2018 · 8 Comments

“Martin Luther King must be a cool guy!” (Or the figure that opened me up to Black America) – A black Brazilian’s first memory of MLK


Note from BW of Brazil: I suppose it would be safe to assume that most of can remember our first exposure to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I am … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

“I have the greatest pride in the color of my skin, my features and my history”: Where we come from: the history of Afro-descendants in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s an experience many of us have had. That moment when you start to think, where did I come from? Although growing up n Detroit and seeing … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Egnalda Côrtes: Meet the woman behind some of Brazil’s most popular black YouTubers


Note from BW of Brazil: I gotta say that I impressed with this business venture. In the past few years, I’ve posted a number of articles showing how the popular … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Our stories: The history of quilombo Palmares, one of the greatest stories of black resistance to slavery, is now in comic form in ‘Angola Janga – A history of Palmares’


Note from BW of Brazil: It goes with saying that, in terms of Black History, the story of the great quilombo known as Palmares is one of the greatest. Just to … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

How long will black women be maids in your novelas (soap operas)? Why Brazil’s media needs more black writers and directors


Note from BW of Brazil: The more things change the more they stay the same. That’s my basic assessment of black characters on Brazilian TV series novelas (soap operas). Since … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 2 Comments