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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

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 · 6 Comments