Black Women of Brazil

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After 170 years, the important of blacks in one of Brazil’s bloodiest wars, the Farroupilha Revolution, is still minimized, says doctor in history

Note from BW of Brazil: Afro-Brazilian historians and activists have been saying this for a long time: black Brazilians are mostly non-existent in Brazilian history textbooks. Beyond representation as slaves, … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Where are the black professionals of Brazil? Two projects seek to combat the invisibility of blacks in the media and in the job market

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that is constantly discussed on this blog. Where are Afro-Brazilians in numerous areas of Brazilian society? In recent decades, black Brazilians have … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

In Brazil, we speak “Pretoguês” (black Portuguese): Lélia Gonzalez and Afro-Brazilian Portuguese as a political act of resistance

Note from BW of Brazil: As many of us have come to learn, language is yet another weapon that European colonizers have used over the centuries as a means to … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

Brazilian art still doesn’t know how to deal with black people, says writer Ana Maria Gonçalves

Note from BW of Brazil: You know, sometimes when you analyze a situation long enough and catch the vibe of what the people are feeling, you can kinda feel a huge … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Why is the work of black intellectuals ignored in Brazilian universities? Halls of higher learning are yet another example of whitewashing

Note from BW of Brazil: This should actually come as no surprise. As we have consistently documented here on this blog, Afro-Brazilians have been made almost completely invisible in numerous … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

Happy Birthday, Lélia Gonzalez

Happy Birthday, Lélia Gonzalez Today, February 1st, Idedicate this post to what would have been the 77th birthday of Lélia Gonzalez, an important militant of women’s rights and the Movimento … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 4 Comments