Black Women of Brazil

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Let’s talk about Afro-Brazilian authors: Journalist Etiene Martins creates channel to discuss Black Literature


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, black Brazilian authors and black Brazilian literature exists! They may be extremely difficult to find in popular bookstores, but if you really have an … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Bonecas Pretas” (black dolls) video by Bahian singer Larissa Luz gives voice to the rising demand for black representation in the toy market


  Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle continues…and voices demanding change, equality and representation also continue to grow! The fact that I have documented for the past five years … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Model Laís Ribeiro featured on the cover of Vogue Brasil for February


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since Lais Ribeiro was featured in a story on this blog. In a post from July of 2013, she was the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Women That Inspire”: Reflecting on a magical night when 16 incredible black Brazilian women commanded the stage for “TED Talks São Paulo”


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle of black Brazilian women is one that has been steadily building momentum for the past few decades. Through various organizations, organizing efforts, activists, … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet 12 YouTubers who are empowering black Brazilian women on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta admit it. YouTube has opened up a flood of opportunities for common, everyday people that simply weren’t possible just over a decade ago. … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people


Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

We need to talk about “Black Money”: using our purchasing power to create jobs, build businesses and increase wealth


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, the title of this article basically says it all. In recent years we’ve seen a surge in what has been called afroempreendedorismo, meaning Afro-entrepreneurialism; … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 5 Comments