Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Where are black women in cultural production? Tsika Cultural brings representation to a São Paulo production structure dominated by white males


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I must say that the title of today’s article just about says it all! You see, this is more evidence of the evil genius … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Afro-entrepreneurship on display at Feira Black (Black Expo) which will address racial issues and bring together fashion, music, culinary arts and dance


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so this event took place last Sunday, but I wanted to present the story as yet another example of the growing genre known as Afro-entrepreneurship … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our everyday cultural appropriation: Singer Mallu Magalhães apologizes for video of song “Você Não Presta”; clip deemed racist due to its exploitative presentation of blacks


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is a follow-up to a story first presented here last week involving a white singer and the representation of her black dancers in … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

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 · 3 Comments

Young white woman stirs up debate on cultural appropriation; after being confronted by black woman, reveals being a cancer patient dealing with her hair loss


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story caused quite a debate when the incident took place a few weeks ago. At issue here is a topic that has been approached … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people


Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Afroconsumo: Black Brazilian population moves around R$800 billion per year


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a segment of the market that has existed for a number of years and with a continuous rise in ethnic identity, it’s also something … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 2 Comments