Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“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

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 · 3 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