Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Less than two months after being assaulted by neo-Nazi group, 71-year old black man dies


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad news to report here. In a story that was originally reported here back in early April, with a follow-up report three weeks later, an … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Image of a skinhead strangling a black homeless man in Belo Horizonte, Brazil causes outrage on the web


Picture appeared on the page of a self-proclaimed skinhead   In the photo, it appears that a homeless man is being strangled in Belo Horizonte. The alleged assault occurred in … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 7 Comments

In Brazil’s capital city region, a 12 year-old girl is beaten up by four assailants simply for being black


Márcia Pereira do Nascimento consoles her daugther after she was viciously assaulted   Well, it’s been a banner week in Brazil! On the 17th there was a report about the … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Supermarket employee who was called "monkey" and humiliated in front of other employees awarded US$50,000 in severance


Having been called “macaca” (monkey) in front of other employees and humiliated because of her skin color and being a woman, Sylvia Barcellos is still trying to overcome the trauma … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Afro-Brazilian man brutally beaten by two white men in suburb of São Paulo: incident caught on video


Ivan Romano speaks to TV Bandeirantes after being assaulted ‘They said they would kill me’, says black man assaulted by white youths in Embu, SP Truck driver assistent was beaten … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Afro-Brazilian man brutally beaten by two white men in suburb of São Paulo: incident caught on video


Ivan Romano speaks to TV Bandeirantes after being assaulted ‘They said they would kill me’, says black man assaulted by white youths in Embu, SP Truck driver assistent was beaten … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments