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What do blacks have to do with the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff?

Note from BW of Brazil: As the ongoing procedures pushing for the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff continue, many questions have arisen as to how the Afro-Brazilian population should … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 10 Comments

Why are crowds of protesters calling for President Dilma’s impeachment so white?

Note from BW of Brazil: Let me just state for the record that I see these protests as misguided, lacking in critical thinking, manipulated with a serious denial of privilege … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Suspended President Dilma criticizes lack of blacks and women in interim president’s cabinet; her own second term had only one black minister!

Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes you really have to wonder if people actually think before they speak or if they simply say things that sound good. However, analyzing today’s … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Haitian student called ‘monkey’ and assaulted in Foz do Iguaçu; assailants blame suspended President Dilma for his presence in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s be clear about something. Brazilians DON’T like Haitians  and DON’T like Africans! This latest assault on a black immigrant once again demonstrates the anti-black, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 10 Comments

The racist roots of the coup d’état against President Dilma Rousseff

Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, or just don’t really tuned into news coming out of Brazil, you know that President … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

“You’re black but beautiful and intelligent”:Black congresswoman votes in favor of president’s impeachment – Earns support of the right while many black women say she doesn’t represent them

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story, another side of the twisted soap opera that is the impeachment process of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. It is also yet another example … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

As an impeachment process clouds the future of Brazil’s president, how should blacks position themselves on the political crisis?

Note from BW of Brazil: Media outlets throughout the world from Spain to Mexico, China to the United States have covered the ongoing circus that is the impeachment process involving … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

Historic 1st Black Women’s March brings thousands to nation’s capital! Confusion ensues as protester for impeachment of President fires shots

Note from BW of Brazil: Well after three years of planning and organizing, the first national March of Black Women is in the history books! The energy generated from the … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

When is blackface not actually blackface? Journalist defends her photo exhibit that digitally blackened the faces of numerous prominent white people

Note from BW of Brazil: HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of Black Women of Brazil’s readers and welcome to 2018! For my first post of 2018, I must take care … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

“There is always the will, the intention, to mask discrimination in Brazil,” says Professor Adilson Moreira

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that has intrigued me for many years: How is it that Brazil can be such a racist, exclusionary country, but people still … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilian government threatens the land rights of quilombolas; inhabitants are descendants of fugitive slave communities protected by Constitution

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since I approached this topic and now more than ever, we must inform the world of what’s happening to black Brazilians … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Across the nation, Brazilians take to the streets in a general strike against President’s reforms that threaten basic workers’ rights, retirement and Constitution

Note from BW of Brazil: If you haven’t heard by now, millions of Brazilians are outraged with the sweeping reforms that President Michel Temer’s administration is implementing. These reforms could … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Must black elites “sell out” to maintain status? Black women put Minister of Human Rights on blast after she denominates President “godfather of black women”

Note from BW of Brazil: Why does this seem to be such a common story? Black person struggles, achieves success and reaches the pinnacle of their career but as soon … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

President’s reforms racist and genocidal, say leaders of Movimento Negro in protest; government austerity measures leading to demonstrations across the country

Note from BW of Brazil: The social situation in modern day Brazil has many wondering how they will survive, particularly under new measures being taken by current President Michel Temer. … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · 1 Comment