Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Hard out here! Unemployed black female lawyer pursuing two post-grad degrees sent out 67 resumes in 2017; one employer offered her just US$308 per month


Note from BW of Brazil: The economic crisis that has been strangling Brazil for the past few years has been challenging for the entire population, but when you add race … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

“Stop talking about racial consciousness and racism will disappear”: Journalist Glória Maria provokes controversy citing Morgan Freeman’s views on race


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever I get into a discussion with a friend, family member or colleague about whatever topic it may be, and we discover that we have … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Makida Moda Afro: Bringing the beauty, elegance and sophistication of African fabrics along with identity, representation & empowerment of Black Women


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, sometimes you hav’ta do a double take. Last week I came across an interview with fashion entrepreneur Ignez Bacelar, which is featured below, and … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

“I have the right not to suffer racial prejudice”: Roberta Tavares tells how even in a student environment, such as universities, racism still reigns


Note from BW of Brazil: Some readers, whether first timers or returning visitors, will look at the title of today’s piece and simply disregard it as another piece on racism; … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Asè collection – Based on fashion, activism and ancestry, from the perspective of racism, Bahian artists record documentary in New York


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this most definitely sounds exciting! Brazilian-born black fashion designer making moves, using her talents to address wider social issues on top of that, making … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

In its 9th edition, Festival de Arte Negra, Black Arts Festival, brings together artistic and cultural actions to highlight the empowerment of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here’s another good reason for me to visit one of my favorite cities in Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Even Al Jazeera wants to know: Why is Brazilian television so white?


Note from BW of Brazil: I happened to see this video after checking out a few conversations people were having on the BW of Brazil Twitter page. The Al Jazeera … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment