Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Woman arrested for refusing to be served by black people in Salvador, Bahia café; manager decided to call the police


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmmm….I get the feeling that this sort of thing probably happens everywhere. Back in November, we reported a similar incident in the southeastern state of … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Slam poetry taking off in the peripheries of Salvador, Bahia: In rhymes, social problems are brought to the public by youth in a creative and powerful way


Note from BW of Brazil: Most of us connected to aspects of black culture are familiar with the art form known as Slam Poetry. The art has been gaining steam … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

“FRENESI”: Video from Salvador, Bahia’s poetry scene brings love, sex and black bodies deciphered in verses – image of black men and women loving each other


Note from BW of Brazil: With a combo like poetry and amor preto (black love) you just KNOW it’s gotta be hot! This is a partner piece of our other … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Where are our black superheroes? Inspired by Marvel Comics, Bahian artist turns myths of African Orixás (deities) into superheroes


Note from BW of Brazil: Just like any young boy, I spent a great amount of my time in the fantasy world of the superheroes. It was a regular part … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

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