Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Meet Luciana Dantas and Ivan Lima, the winners of Salvador, Bahia’s Afro Fashion Day


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, how about some good news for a change? With all of the racism, police occupations, the economic crisis, Affirmative Action fraud artists, the destroying … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Another quilombola community leader murdered in Bahia: 36-year old Binho latest in string of assassinations most likely connected to land rights


Note from BW of Brazil: The people know what’s going on. Some months back, as the issue of land rights of Afro-Brazilian fugitive slave communities began to heat up (see … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

How racism works in Brazil: Caption of photo showing black and white women futebol fans reads: “There are still people who think that teams are all equal”


Note BW of Brazil: Ya see, THIS is how Brazilian styled racism works on a day to day basis. I’ve written time and time again that racism sometimes takes on … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

As the dispute over land rights heats up, eight quilombola (maroon society) inhabitants have recently been murdered in the state of Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: The situation involving quilombo territories something we should be paying close attention to. In case you’re not familiar with quilombos and quilombos and their importance in … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

31 people were murdered last weekend in Salvador, Bahia; in first 100 days of 2017, 649 murders registered in city known as “Black Rome” and its metro region


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s goin’ on in Salvador, Bahia? The northeastern Brazil city is known as “Black Rome”, Brazil’s “mecca” of black culture and its enormous population of … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

“We black men and women are in the line of fire”: Sociologist and ombudswoman Vilma Reis fights for the collective empowerment of the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’re not already aware, Afro-Brazilians are in a state of emergency. I know there are those who will read such a statement and immediately … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 Comments