Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The art in the blood of Júlia Dias: Daughter of multi-artist Maurício Tizumba, actress prepares for ‘Elza: O Musical’ about one of Brazil’s most important singers


Note from BW of Brazil: Before I ever knew who Júlia Dias was, I knew who her father was. I remember being in Belo Horizonte (BH), which is the capital city … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Journalist Joyce Ribeiro becomes the first black woman to host a daily news journal solo in prime time


Note from BW of Brazil: There was no way this successful black woman would remain out of the spotlight for very long! The last time we presented journalist Joyce Ribeiro, … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

The Black Man is NOT my enemy: why feminism does not contemplate and not even meet the demands of mulheres negras (black women)


Note from BW of Brazil: There has been a rising ideology among the black Brazilian women within activist circles in recent years….African Womanism. As more and more black women are … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Whitening, the loneliness of black women, black stereotypes: In book ‘O Tapete Voador’, writer Cristiane Sobral covers many facets of the drama of black people


Note from BW of Brazil: We must celebrate black Brazilian literature. We must fight and continue to be vocal about why these writers matter and that every Brazilian story cannot … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tens of thousands take to the streets in several capital cities throughout Brazil in protests and memory of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco


Note from BW of Brazil: The shock, outrage and profound sadness can still be felt throughout the entire nation. In scenes reminiscent of the multitudes protesting price hikes of public … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Research investigates how black women perceive International Women’s Day; Black Women’s Hub organization raises important issues


Note from BW of Brazil: On March 8th, on an international level, we reflect on the situation of women worldwide. And in the nation’s capital city of Brasília DF, a … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Bahia artist Thiago Borba portrays black beauty and seeks to deconstruct racism in his photographic project ‘Black is Beautiful’


Note from BW of Brazil: Stunning! Absolutely stunning! Since the beginning of this blog, one of the principal motives was to present opinions and experiences of the racial issue n … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment