Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

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

Black symbols of representation are on the rise, but they’re “in the hands of white people”: Patricia Anunciada talks about cultural appropriation & the importance of teaching Afro-Brazilian culture in schools


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of black representation has been one that has been on the Afro-Brazilian agenda for some time. As we live in a society in … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Afro-Brazilian theater groups Caixa-Preta, Pretagô and Montigente demand leading roles in telling their own stories; with more identification with characters, black audiences increasingly watching theater pieces


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a growing outlet for the expression of the Afro-Brazilian expression. In southern Brazil, black actors and actresses are showing that black audiences, traditionally … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brazilian old school/new school singers, rappers, DJs & dancers remake ‘70s funk classic “Mandamentos Black” for release of Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: I guess you could say this under-appreciated period in Brazilian Popular Music is one of my favorites (see here, here and here)! Not only did … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment