Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro-Brazilian youth

Youth accuse Rio’s Military Police of torture and sexual abuse


Note from BW of Brazil: So what else is new? As we said once before on this blog, it would be entirely possible to focus a blog on just rogue … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

From 2002-2010, 272,422 Afro-Brazilians murdered: Numbers equal to a country at war – Rates rise for blacks while falling for whites


While the homicide rate of whites in the country fell 24.8% from 2002 to 2010, that of the the black population grew by 5.6% in the same period. In 2002, … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

Six black teens massacred in Rio, innocent victims of drug war; police troops occupy neighborhood


In yet another sad tale of events, six Afro-Brazilian teens were recently murdered in the Baixada Fluminense region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Police are blaming the murders on … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 1 Comment