Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 · 1 Comment

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 · 2 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

A masculine status: The social obligation of the Brazilian man to show off a white wife with whom to start a family


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this really isn’t too hard to pick up on. If one were to hang out with enough Brazilian men and pay close attention, … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black men and relationships with black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Similar to my previous post that discussed the importance of understanding what it is to be a black man in Brazilian society, as the dialogue … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 2 Comments