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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

Publisher Malê gathers black authors to change a market that portrays them as criminals, servants or slaves, where 2.5% of novelists were black until 2014

Note from BW of Brazil: There are so many areas in which black Brazilians lack opportunities that, as much as this blog as covered the topic, there are still so … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

What is the real reason for the imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva? According to sociologist, hatred of the poor and policies lifting Brazilians out of poverty

Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, the past few years have seemed like a modern witch hunt. However one feels about embattled former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · 4 Comments

As former President Lula da Silva prepares to hand himself over for imprisonment, black leaders reflect on his administration’s effects on the black population

Note from BW of Brazil: I have to admit, I really didn’t think it would actually happen. I mean, we’ve all seen accusations of corruption against politicians, we’ve seen single … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

“My God, Is Slavery Extinct?”: With stinging criticism of political elites, samba school invokes Brazil’s slave past as commentary on modern condition of the people

Note from BW of Brazil: As I took a pause in the action for some days of much needed relaxation, I mostly tuned out of this year’s Carnaval festivities. But thanks … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

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