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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

“We will not be killed without reacting”: Showing that ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Brazil, Third March Against the Genocide of Black People mobilizes youth of Salvador, Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: The brutal murders and disappearances of black people, specifically black males, continues to be a serious problem throughout Brazil. With alarming regularity we see reports … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 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

Cinema Negro will be the highlight of the 20th edition of FESTCURTASBH film festival in Belo Horizonte; festival will bring exposure to black filmmakers


Cinema Negro, Black Cinema, will be the highlight of the twentieth edition of FESTCURTASBH film festival in Belo Horizonte By Marques Travae The rise and need for a Cinema Negro, … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

40 years of the Movimento Negro Unificado! On July 7, 1978, various black organizations came together to form Brazil’s modern day black rights movement


Note from BW of Brazil: 40 years! Four decades of struggle, marches, lectures, speeches, rallies and organizing. 40 years is a long time in some ways but also a short … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Racism is cruel: 80% black Salvador, Bahia, where mall security tries to stop a man from buying a black child a meal and a black actor is shot by police


Note from BW of Brazil: Salvador, Bahia. Visits to that city always bring back pleasant memories. It was the first city that I ever visited in Brazil. After having become fascinated … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

With the release of documentary ‘The Case of the Wrong Man’, Camila de Moraes becomes first black woman director in 34 years to have film released in commercial theater – What took so long?


Note from BW of Brazil: The work and importance of black Brazilians filmmakers is yet another area that is very important to this blog. Afro-Brazilians have been creating incredible short … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Is there a black genocide going on in Brazil? Considering a number of important factors, the answer may be surprising


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a topic that has been mentioned in a number of articles on this blog. As such, readers should know how I would answer … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

“The racism nowadays still shocks me!” On the Day of Black Consciousness, BBC’s “Singer of the Millenium”, 80-year old Elza Soares releases new video for “The Cheapest Meat on the Market is the Black Meat”


Note from BW of Brazil: Maybe you’ve never heard of singer Elza Soares. If you live outside of Brazil and never listened to the music of other countries, it is very … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

“We black men and women are in the line of fire”: Sociologist and ombudswoman Vilma Reis fights for the collective empowerment of the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’re not already aware, Afro-Brazilians are in a state of emergency. I know there are those who will read such a statement and immediately … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Symbols of resistance and empowerment, meet 7 black Brazilian women entrepreneurs that you should know


Note from BW of Brazil: Beyond calls for more representation in the media, an end to the genocide of black youth and the daily struggle against racism, black Brazilians have … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Asked in the street if she does “cleaning work,” black historian Luana Tolentino replied, “No, I’m working on my masters. I’m a professor”


Note from BW of Brazil: A native of the state of Minas Gerais, Luana Tolentino has been featured in a few previous posts on this blog. She appears today and touches … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black man in Brazil? Reaffirming the struggle beyond the dehumanizing stereotypes and subordinate masculinities


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main questions that have been asked on this blog over the past several years is, “What is it to be a black … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments