Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The Black Man is NOT my enemy: why feminism does not contemplate and not even meet the demands of mulheres negras (black women)


Note from BW of Brazil: There has been a rising ideology among the black Brazilian women within activist circles in recent years….African Womanism. As more and more black women are … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

“I don’t wanna be your friend”: The precarious state of black women’s love lives


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a topic that’s intrigued me for a number of years. In any social network in which black Brazilians discuss issues that are important … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 5 Comments

The Bahia artist Thiago Borba portrays black beauty and seeks to deconstruct racism in his photographic project ‘Black is Beautiful’


Note from BW of Brazil: Stunning! Absolutely stunning! Since the beginning of this blog, one of the principal motives was to present opinions and experiences of the racial issue n … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

“You look at his face and don’t know if you hand over your phone or take off your panties”: White women rappers provoke cries of racist stereotypes with recent comments about Hip Hop group


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, if you didn’t know anything about Brazil, you might be surprised that these sort of controversies even happen. I won’t even write too much about today’s post … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Who loves black women? Loneliness and the breakdown of the black woman’s self-esteem


Note from BW of Brazil: Beyond all of the bickering back and forth about the state of black relationships, at the core lies a lack of self-value that has affected … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 3 Comments

Why dressing up as the big d*ck “negão” is racist; New Year’s Eve party causes firing of Brazilian worker, director and president in multinational company


Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again. You know, I still vividly remember when I discovered the then new phone app that was just starting to blow up … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

“I hope that the lives of other blacks can change by watching our characters”: Even being on TV, actors speak about the prejudice they’ve experienced


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past decade I can say that there have a few positive changes of note in representations of black characters on Brazilian television networks, … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment