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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

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

Musical spectacular “Aini-Ará” puts in focus black space and Afro-Brazilian culture in society. Piece also touches on racism, genocide and the role of black women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Well needless to say, this “Black November”, better known as the Month of Black Consciousness, has been a memorable one here on the blog! Simply … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

“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

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

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

Thousands across the country march for the end of the genocide of the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday, protesters all over Brazil stopped traffic, marched with banners, screamed and sang in unison against a perceived policy of genocide against the black population. … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

March Against the Genocide of Black People: Majority of women victimized by homicide are black


  Note from BW of Brazil: Today, in cities throughout Brazil, the Movimento Negro and other organizations will lead the Second Marcha (Inter) Nacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

August 22: Brazil’s black movement organizes marches in 17 states against the genocide of Afro-Brazilians and in solidarity with Palestinians


Note from BW of Brazil: When will the madness of the destruction of human life end?!?! The struggle is international. Although the media refuses to show the images, many of … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 4 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 · 2 Comments