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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

Consciousness in knowledge: Fighting racial stereotypes, increasing self-esteem & black presence on college campuses are challenges being met in Brasília


Note from BW of Brazil: So once again, we’ve reached the end of another year! 2016 saw the fifth anniversary of the Black Women of Brazil blog and I’m excited … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I loved the black doll, auntie”: The best Christmas message that I received – The difficulty of embracing blackness in a country that wants to be white


Note from BW of Brazil: So today I’m bringing you perhaps a lighter post than what was posted yesterday (on recognizing ‘palmitagem’ in the pursuit of white romantic partners), but … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Competing is part of the life of the black woman,” says Luz Ribeiro, national champion of SLAM poetry; she’ll represent Brazil in the world championship in France


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another black Brazilian woman making her mark, this time in the world of poetry which, as we have seen, has a strong presence of … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Culture resists: Still vastly under-represented in film and television, Afro-Brazilians are making their presence felt in theater, music, literature and art


Note from BW of Brazil: I have never tried to avoid the facts. Afro-Brazilians continue to be vastly under-represented in the Brazilian film and television industries. And when they do … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment