Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Why wasn’t there a black Paquita?” – Host leaves TV personality Xuxa speechless after pointing out there were no black girls in her popular song and dance group


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m not gonna spend much time on this one but I had to least post it. Past articles have brought up the fact that many … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

“The validation we want is usually white”: Why black romantic relationships tend to be complex


Note from BW of Brazil: As with many personal texts I come across, translate and post on this blog, when I read today’s piece, I thought the author deserved applause. … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 5 Comments

“She doesn’t represent the gaúcha woman (who) is white and beautiful, not black”: Contestant in beauty contest target of comments questioning her participation


Note from BW of Brazil: Oh well, here we go again. Over the years I’ve covered quite a few of these beauty contests that take place in Brazil. I’ve seen … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

“Being preto (black) is no problem, but this hair?”: After giving interview about prejudice in universities, young black man receives racist attack in letter


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s funny to me that some people harbor this idea that they can have no problem with black people, even like black people but then … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · 4 Comments

Is there a double standard on beauty and “big hair”? Recent reactions to a black woman not being able to secure employment due to her hair seem to suggest yes


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s quite obvious that Brazil doesn’t like natural, cabelo crespo (kinky/curly) hair. It should be quite obvious by now. Recently, a beautiful, dark-skinned woman appeared … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why black victim-playing doesn’t exist – Part of the white Brazilian population tries to delegitimize racism with the false idea of ​​meritocracy in a country of slave-owning heritage


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s real. Conversations on race with the average Brazilian will generally go down the same paths. If you should suggest that black Brazilians are at … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Research investigates how black women perceive International Women’s Day; Black Women’s Hub organization raises important issues


Note from BW of Brazil: On March 8th, on an international level, we reflect on the situation of women worldwide. And in the nation’s capital city of Brasília DF, a … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment