Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

40 years of the Movimento Negro Unificado! On July 7, 1978, various black organizations came together to form Brazil’s modern day black rights movement


Note from BW of Brazil: 40 years! Four decades of struggle, marches, lectures, speeches, rallies and organizing. 40 years is a long time in some ways but also a short … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

“Yes, We are ALL down with the swirl! Now what?” But do you see that there is practically a conspiracy in favor of such an attraction?


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, there is really no way to ignore the facts. Even as so many people prefer to pretend that the issue isn’t important, that … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · 5 Comments

With the release of documentary ‘The Case of the Wrong Man’, Camila de Moraes becomes first black woman director in 34 years to have film released in commercial theater – What took so long?


Note from BW of Brazil: The work and importance of black Brazilians filmmakers is yet another area that is very important to this blog. Afro-Brazilians have been creating incredible short … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Is there a black genocide going on in Brazil? Considering a number of important factors, the answer may be surprising


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a topic that has been mentioned in a number of articles on this blog. As such, readers should know how I would answer … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

Miscegenation destroys black people: Interracial relationships and the decision not to have relationships with whites


Note from BW of Brazil: Before you proceed to today’s piece, let me affirm that I believe that the vast majority of Brazil’s black population, perhaps 85-90%, will see the … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

31 people were murdered last weekend in Salvador, Bahia; in first 100 days of 2017, 649 murders registered in city known as “Black Rome” and its metro region


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s goin’ on in Salvador, Bahia? The northeastern Brazil city is known as “Black Rome”, Brazil’s “mecca” of black culture and its enormous population of … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 2 Comments