Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

For blacks, the end of the line: a panorama of racial inequality in the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul is evident in job opportunities, income and politics


Note from BW of Brazil: As has been documented time and time again, it is not only the numbers that prove the profound racial inequalities in Brazil, but also the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

In six years, in the nation’s capital, accusations of racism have grown more than 1,000%; racism has always existed, but until recent years, few recognized it


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said it before and today’s article is yet another example of my point. For decades Brazil has been able to keep its image relatively … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

“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

Black beauty featured on covers of three fashion magazines in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: I gotta admit that this was a pleasant surprise! It’s simply not something you’re going to see very often. The plight of black models in … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mãe Beata de Iemanjá, religious leader known for her struggle against racial prejudice, dies at 86 


Note from BW of Brazil: Bahia, Rio and Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian religious community is in mourning over the passing of a great woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration, Mãe Beata. Here is how … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

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