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“The Case of the Wrong Man” documentary exposes the genocide of black youth in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, I would really like to be able to watch this film! Why? Well, because it touches on topics that have been consistently … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 11 Comments

Nós temos um sonho (we have a dream): song and video brings together all-star group of black artists from Belo Horizonte in song against the genocide of black youth


Note from BW of Brazil: Song has a long history of providing the inspiration and soundtrack for great social movements. Emotionally-charged musical arrangements combined with thought-provoking lyrics often provide the … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Reduction of age of criminal responsibility will legitimize genocide of black youth; reports show that it doesn’t solve the problem


Note from BW of Brazil: The controversy over the proposal to lower the legal age of criminal responsibility has raged for a while now. For me, the question would be … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Classic book ‘The genocide of the black Brazilian’ by Abdias do Nascimento re-released: originally released in 1978, title was activist’s attempt to expose the myth of ‘racial democracy’ outside of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: In a brief bio I published several weeks ago, I described how I happened to get into studies of the situation of Afro-Brazilians. It is … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

“It’s no use equating the experience of being a black woman in Brazil and being white”: From genocide, to feminism & racism, filmmaker Viviane Ferreira discusses the black Brazilian experience


Note from BW of Brazil: For five years now, this blog has presented material that breaks down the differences between being white in Brazil and being black. Although millions around … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

According to study, every 23 minutes, a black youth is murdered in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Imagine this. This blog generally publishes one post per day. But if the intent of this blog was simply to report on the murders of … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 5 Comments

After the brutal murder of five black males by police, Rio’s Madureira neighborhood takes to the streets; call for the end of extermination of black youth


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s already been one week last night since five young black males were gunned down in a hail of gunfire from Rio’s lethal Military Police. … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

In Brazil, Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, is shocked by black passivity in the face of genocide


Note from BW of Brazil: With great anticipation, the city of São Paulo welcomed the youngest daughter of human rights icon Malcolm X, Malaak Shabazz last Thursday. A long-time activist in … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will participate in meeting in São Paulo to discuss the situation of black youth and racial violence in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The highlights of the November Month of Black Consciousness continue. Yesterday, we saw the historic first national March of Black Women take place in the … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Brazil’s capital, a black youth is six times more likely to be murdered than a white youth


Note from BW of Brazil: We can never discuss this issue too much. The genocide that Brazil has apparently declared against black youth is a serious problem in a number of … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

The genocide of the black population by the Brazilian State denounced at the hearing of the OAS in Washington, DC


Note from BW of Brazil: Black Lives Matter was the message that caught on last year after police murders of black men in the United States. The same applies in … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

The genocide continues! Military Police kill 15 young black males in operations in Salvador, Bahia in a weekend


Note from BW of Brazil: A popular hashtag and catchphrase from the the United States last year said that “Black Lives Matter” after a number of murders of black males … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

In Bahia, parents of dead, kidnapped or missing black youth denounce cases at Amnesty International


Note from BW of Brazil: As outrage, protests and media attention focuses on the murders of African-Americans Eric Garner and Michael Brown and subsequent lack of justice in the cases, … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

March Against Black Genocide galvanizes 50,000 people throughout Brazil; where is the media coverage?


Note from BW of Brazil: Here at BW of Brazil, the consistent pattern of genocide being carried out against the black population of Brazil has long been a topic of … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 3 Comments