Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Northeastern state of Alagoas celebrates the Day of Black Consciousness with cultural activities


Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday was November 20th, Brazil’s National Day of Black Consciousness, and displays of Afro-Brazilian culture were vibrant throughout the country in the various cultural performances … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Zumbi dos Palmares: An African warrior in Brazil – The legend of the nation’s greatest black leader continues to be a topic of debate and inspiration


 Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes there are topics, figures and subjects that are simply too monumental to approach in simply one post. Today’s topic is one of them. The … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

The epidemic of popular justice and lynchings


Note from BW of Brazil: This is the second part of a two-part series on the surge of lynchings in Brazil. Although these mob attacks have recently surged in the … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

College student forcibly removed from bus at gunpoint by Military Police


Note from BW of Brazil: There is much evidence to argue that Brazil’s Military Police often acts with overt aggressive in its dealings with the public, a fact that has … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Today is the National Day of Black Consciousness in Brazil; holiday now celebrated in more than 1,000 cities!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, the day set aside for the observance of Black Consciousness, History and Struggle is a holiday celebrated in more than 1,000 municipalities throughout Brazil! … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creator of project that houses pregnant, at-risk teens honored with award in capital city


Mãe Neide is the Creator of the project Casa das Janaínas, which houses pregnant teens in vulnerable social situations and family conflict On May 17th in the capital city of Brasília, Mãe Neide … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

According to sociologist, in the northeastern state of Alagoas, while one white is killed, 20 blacks are ‘exterminated’”


National Campaign Against the Extermination of Black Youth  Alagoas is the most violent state in the country and its capital, the 3rd most violent in the world. For the sociologist Julio … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment