Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

What is the real reason for the imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva? According to sociologist, hatred of the poor and policies lifting Brazilians out of poverty


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, the past few years have seemed like a modern witch hunt. However one feels about embattled former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · 4 Comments

“I found this slave in the smoking area! Whoever the owner is let me know!”: Student at FGV College suspended for racist comment/photo of black student


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, if you’ve read enough stories on this blog, you just might come to the conclusion that certain (white) people don’t like seeing black … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

“My God, Is Slavery Extinct?”: With stinging criticism of political elites, samba school invokes Brazil’s slave past as commentary on modern condition of the people


Note from BW of Brazil: As I took a pause in the action for some days of much needed relaxation, I mostly tuned out of this year’s Carnaval festivities. But thanks … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Slaves for sale”, “filthy blacks” and “go back to Africa”: Family in city of Ribeirão das Neves has their wall painted with racist graffiti


Note from BW of Brazil: For many years I have wondered how it is that Brazil managed to skate under the racism radar when it has long been proven to … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

“I have the greatest pride in the color of my skin, my features and my history”: Where we come from: the history of Afro-descendants in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s an experience many of us have had. That moment when you start to think, where did I come from? Although growing up n Detroit and seeing … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Why dressing up as the big d*ck “negão” is racist; New Year’s Eve party causes firing of Brazilian worker, director and president in multinational company


Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again. You know, I still vividly remember when I discovered the then new phone app that was just starting to blow up … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

Minister of Human Rights at center of controversy after saying her monthly R$33,000 salary is equal to ‘slave work’: “How will I eat, drink and put on shoes?”


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes I really have to wonder what goes on in the minds of black elites. I mean, some of the things they say and do make … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 2 Comments