Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

It IS a black thing! Black November! Black Brazilians flip a racist comment by presenting 25 historical personalities in the Month of Black Consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: A racist statement made by a well-known television journalist became the subject of two recent posts here at BW of Brazil. But as November is … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Black Brazilian Women: Presence and Power”: From poverty in a Rio suburb to a master’s degree in New York, Sandra Soares Coleman is putting on an exhibition on successful afro-brasileiras


Note from BW of Brazil: And here we have yet another inspiring story of an Afro-Brazilian woman overcoming the odds, racism and the place that Brazilian society reserves for black … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Black is beautiful”…for wiping your ass??? Toilet paper company faces backlash after appropriating iconic slogan representing black pride to sell black toilet paper


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow, just…WOW! Ya know, I heard about this story from my friend Daniela Gomes’ Twitter feed. At the time I didn’t know what she was … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

After being fired for refusing to remove her braids, Luanna Teófilo opens a consumer panel specializing in helping companies understand the Afro-Brazilian public


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great to see people land on their feet and move on to bigger and better things after being victimized by an anti-black job … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 5 Comments

“They’ll say that I’m kidnapping this blue-eyed white child”: Black man, father of a white girl reports on everyday racism


Note from BW of Brazil: When I came across this story it was actually a little funny to me. Literally funny and funny in an ironic way as well. Why? … Continue reading

October 18, 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

Double discrimination: A rapper, a teacher and a seamstress fight the statistics that make black women the most vulnerable group in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: If you think about it, there are literally hundreds of thousands f great personal history of black Brazilian women that could probably be made into documentaries … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment