Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“The black consumer wants something with which to identify herself” – An African-styled wedding? Sisters of Matamba Institute offer services with Afro theme


Note from BW of Brazil: We’ve been seeing some very exciting developments in  recent years  focused on black identity, African ancestry and concepts of community. We’ve seen the rise of … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil’s center of black culture, gets it first multi-brand Afro-Brazilian fashion store


Note from BW of Brazil: The so-called Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurialism has seen an enormous surge in recent years with a number of initiatives targeting the specific market tastes of the black … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fashion and Racism: Bahian designer Carol Barreto on working in the fashion industry in the context of race relations in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Carol Barreto has been building a name for herself for some time in the fashion industry. The native of Santo Amaro, Bahia, has been able … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fans of popular Bahian singer Léo Santana criticize absence of black women in Carnaval promo video


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so the Carnaval season in Brazil officially ended a little over a week ago, but there were enough stories and controversies that took place … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 9 Comments

“I love being black!” – Popular white singer Daniela Mercury heavily criticized for honoring legendary Afro-Brazilian singer in blackface and afro wig


Note from BW of Brazil: Does anyone dare call it a conspiracy? In the past three years or so there has been an enormous increase in Brazilians who see fit … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bloco afro Olodum celebrates 30 years of debut album ‘Egito Madagascar’ with the Carnaval theme ‘The Sun – Akhenaton: The Paths of Light’ in homage to the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, there were quite a few memorable moments in this Carnaval, all over Brazil! It’s time like these that a full-time staff is … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

On the “Night of the Black Beauty”, Bahia’s historic black consciousness group selects “Ebony Goddess”: Check out the candidates and winner


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s about that time again! Every year, we can always tell when Carnaval season is right around the corner. One sign and when he hear … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment