Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Protest against racism in mall has debate and rally; 50 people gather to speak out against incident of 12-year old black boy being prevented from eating by security


Note  from BW of Brazil: I’m sure some readers will probably glance at the headline and the story and not get why this is a big deal. The incident may … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Racism is cruel: 80% black Salvador, Bahia, where mall security tries to stop a man from buying a black child a meal and a black actor is shot by police


Note from BW of Brazil: Salvador, Bahia. Visits to that city always bring back pleasant memories. It was the first city that I ever visited in Brazil. After having become fascinated … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

In historic visit of King Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi of Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Bahia is declared the Yoruba Capital of the Americas


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil has a huge debt to Africa and its people. Not only is it estimated that nearly 90% of Brazilians have at least 10% African … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

After assault on journalist at ritzy hotel in Salvador, Bahia, blond tells black union worker, he “belongs to an inferior race and shouldn’t even be there”


Note from BW of Brazil: So let me start again by asking, does anyone still believe that Brazilians think “we are all equal”? If you do, I can recommend some … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rede Globo TV sued for low percentage of black actors in novela set in state of Bahia; state nearly 80% black but main cast of soap opera is nearly 90% white


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, now things are getting interesting! It’ll be intriguing to see if activists actually manage to disrupt the “black exclusion/business as usual” narrative that Rede … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Actors have emergency meeting with top TV network over lack of blacks in soap opera; network changes its tune but only after pressure from white actors


Note from BW of Brazil: The scenario behind an upcoming novela (soap opera) on Brazil’s top TV network is becoming a soap opera in itself. In a follow up report … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

A black woman super-hero? Bahian producer creates heroine ‘Punho Negro’ (Black Fist) webseries to deal with prejudice


Note from BW of Brazil: Alright, alright, so I’ve been meaning to feature this piece for some time now. I’ve been reading reviews about this YouTube series for several weeks … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment