Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Where are the black professionals of Brazil? Two projects seek to combat the invisibility of blacks in the media and in the job market


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that is constantly discussed on this blog. Where are Afro-Brazilians in numerous areas of Brazilian society? In recent decades, black Brazilians have … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mixed/brown girls, mulatas, beige, exotic? No. They are black! Women tell how they discovered being black and the difference it makes in practice


Note from BW of Brazil: It may seem strange for anyone of African descent who doesn’t live in a Latin American country, but knowing or accepting a black identity isn’t … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

“She has the face of a maid”: Black Miss Brasil suffers verbal offenses, but this has nothing to with race, right?


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, there’s really nothing to see here. It’s just Brazil being Brazil. We’ve seen this time and time again so I’m not posting today’s … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Before Neymar, Joel Camargo was the French PSG futebol team’s first Brazilian; a good player, but after speaking out on racism, he died poor, sick and forgotten


Note from BW of Brazil: Let me start this article off by stating that I am not a big sports enthusiast. This is not to say that I don’t like … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

“History shows that black women will always be willing to fight against injustice”, says militant Nilma Bentes, an organizer of the Black Women’s March


Note from BW of Brazil: I know from time to time, newer readers of this blog may scratch their heads and struggle to understand why certain aspects of the black … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

“OUR STORIES ARE OUR STORIES”: Being black is more than being a queen it’s being a warrior – In video, 8 black women discuss being a mulher negra in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It is the very theme of this blog and can never be discussed too much. What are the challenges and what does it mean to … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Since you became a black militant, it’s very difficult to talk to you!”: How racial consciousness changes the way one sees the world


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s actually a very common story. There are possibly millions of black Brazilians who have long believed or still believe that Brazil has no racial … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment