Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Journey to the roots of black Brazil: Afro Brazil Museum is essential to understanding a country where 51% of the population declares itself black or brown


Note from BW of Brazil: After having visited a number of cities throughout Brazil, I knew I needed to spend more time in the city of São Paulo rather just stopping … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The empowerment of black womanhood: Finding their paths through fashion, Hip Hop and urban culture, three women share their life stories


Note from BW of Brazil: Since I had the idea of creating this blog several years, I’ve received countless messages on this blog and the social network profiles connected it … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cooking, Candomblé and ancestry: Researcher & cultural producer learned that in religion of African origin, cooks are guardians of knowledge


Note from BW of Brazil: In highlighting the contributions of Africans in Brazil, numerous articles have touched upon the importance of music, dance, martial arts, religion and quilombos among topics. … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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