Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“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 · Leave a 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

One woman, passed over in so many ways: Are black men more likely to listen to concerns of black women if they are articulated by white women?


Note from BW of Brazil: The depths of this issue get deeper and deeper with every passing piece on the topic. Just a few days ago, Léo Custódio’s piece and affirmation … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 20 Comments

In Salvador, Bahia, male and female models participate in selection for Afro Fashion Day parade


Note fro BW of Brazil: Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast, is known internationally for the strong African influence on its culture. And this influence can noted in the music, groups … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Black women on love and color: “Black men are educated to love white women”


Note from BW of Brazil: The conversation continues. Or at least one side continues to express their feelings on the topic. Since the topic of the solidão da mulher negra (solitude … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 15 Comments