Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Marriage between blacks is a political act”: Kenia Maria discusses her marriage with actor Érico Brás and how blacks are taught to appreciate the “Aryan type”


Note from BW of Brazil: What a pleasant surprise! Sometimes things just work out so perfectly that they seem to be planned. That is the case with today’s post featuring … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

African-centered relationships, black solitude and the preference for whiteness


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, this has been a topic that has received ample attention on this blog. And the reason is actually quite simple: people are discussing … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

In new video, singer Mallu Magalhães is accused of racism and white privilege after employing numerous stereotypes in the appearance of her black dancers


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes I wonder how it is that things that happen in one country seem to sometimes happen in other countries. For example, anyone who has … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Black Skin, White Masks”: Based on Fanon classic, dance company presents spectacular of black dance based on studies of ethno-racial relations in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil:  Any person who has had any sort of interest in the situation of African descendants living under the domination of Europeans and their descendants has … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Income of black women has increased over the past 20 years, but they continue to suffer from prejudice and inequality


Note from BW of Brazil: As the saying goes, the more things change the more they stay the same. It is the perfect phrase for summarizing the situation of millions … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Big d*cks & blackface: Costumes used by white men displaying huge fake black penises take 1st prize in Carnaval contest – latest in subjugation of blacks


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, some of the worst forms of racist sentiments often come disguised as “a joke”. It is one of the best ways for people … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black male corporeity and the crisis of affection: The necessity of the re-signification of the black male body


Note from BW of Brazil: As the focus and title of this blog is black women of Brazil, I spend a lot of time giving space to black Brazilian women … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment