Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The difficulty of being in a foreign country, not speaking the language, being a woman and being black: Meet global traveler Paula Augot


Note from BW of Brazil: I can personally attest to knowing what’s it’s like to be treated as some sort of criminal while traveling. It’s simply another facet of doing … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

“Ascension of blacks is very different from non-blacks in a company”: Whites the majority in elite jobs, blacks occupy vacancies that require little qualification


Note from BW of Brazil: The job in Brazil is often a tough cookie to crack, especially in the most expensive, most competitive city in Brazil, São Paulo. It’s not unheard … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Why do you think the majority of residents of (low income) communities are black?”Street sweeper gives class on history and racism in video and goes viral


Note from BW of Brazil: Who says you can’t learn something from a street sweeper? Everyday in our busy lives, we passed by all sorts of people. People in athletic … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

“You are black, do you think they’ll give you an (acting) opportunity that is not a slave or a maid?” – Black actors speak of difficulty working in Brazilian market


Note from BW of Brazil: The discussion over the actor/character representation of the Globo TV prime time novela Segundo Sol has been a hot topic ever since the first photos … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Should we celebrate this date? May 13th: 13 decades past the end of slavery and the black population still has no rights guaranteed


Note from BW of Brazil: Can you think of anything that would be worth celebrating or remembering on May 13th? This year, it fell on a Sunday, just yesterday. Well … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

The new faces of blackness: Other forms of approaching the racial question in Brazil are gaining strength, and its results can already be felt in the fight against inequality


Note from BW of Brazil: New times, new tactics, new faces. I’m never one to place too much value in reports that come out of the mainstream media, even when … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blacks in colleges and universities almost triples in Brazil in 10 years; number of students in higher education increases but majority is still white and rich


Note from BW of Brazil: When you see reports such as this one it just reminds you of just how invisible black students really were on college and university campuses … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 1 Comment