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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’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

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 · 5 Comments

31 people were murdered last weekend in Salvador, Bahia; in first 100 days of 2017, 649 murders registered in city known as “Black Rome” and its metro region


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s goin’ on in Salvador, Bahia? The northeastern Brazil city is known as “Black Rome”, Brazil’s “mecca” of black culture and its enormous population of … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Of every 100 people murdered in Brazil, 71 are poor, young black people: Is there a hidden agenda to eliminate those considered “socially dangerous”?


Note from BW of Brazil: Although it’s been covered in numerous previous posts, it can never be considered a worn out topic. That is unless you’re a person who isn’t concerned … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

“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

Black militants and middle/upper class whites clash in demonstration -Whites support police action leading to murder of 10-year old black child, blacks protest


Note from BW of Brazil: Surely some people must sometimes wonder ‘what the hell is going on Brazil?’ But the things that are coming out of Brazil nowadays could come … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 27 Comments

Military Police took more than 100 shots at the five black youth killed in car in Rio; governor says case didn’t involve racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Every now and then, a comment will appear on this blog, social media or some other outlet in which someone will ask questions/make comments of … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

“I can’t take publishing news of murdered children anymore”: 11-year-old black boy killed by police in Rio neighborhood; protest closes down main streets


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes, after something depressing happens again, again and again and again, there are simply no more words to really express the sense of outrage and … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

After two weeks, black women remains imprisoned after Italian tourist murdered; with no clear evidence of her involvement, activists call for her freedom!


Note from BW of Brazil: We first reported this story about a week and a half ago and, unfortunately, there is still no good news to report. An Italian tourist … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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