Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Everything points to a political motivation behind this execution”, says member of anti-fascist police group on the murder of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco

Note from BW of Brazil: In our ongoing coverage of the murder of Rio-based city council member Marielle Franco, some very intriguing opinions have surfaced in discussions of the motives … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bullets used in execution of Marielle Franco were sold to Military Police in 2006; same bullets used in police bloodbath resulting in 23 death hit in 2015

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is still reeling from the brutal murder of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver last Wednesday. But along with their murders come some … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tens of thousands take to the streets in several capital cities throughout Brazil in protests and memory of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco

Note from BW of Brazil: The shock, outrage and profound sadness can still be felt throughout the entire nation. In scenes reminiscent of the multitudes protesting price hikes of public … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco assassinated with four shots to the head; in execution style murder, assailants also killed the driver of the vehicle

Note from BW of Brazil: When I was going up an elevator this morning, I had no idea why people in my WhatsApp groups were suddenly posting photos of Rio … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

Black activists of federal university occupy dean’s office against ‘destruction’ of racial quota policy; should a white grandchild of a black grandparent be allowed access to affirmative action?

Note from BW of Brazil: So you see,  today’s story is really at the crux of the matter when one speaks of race and policies to improve the situation of … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

“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