Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Black youth

Caught with Pine Sol and bleach, in 2013 Rafael Braga was arrested during protests; now due to apparent police framing, he has been sentenced to 11 years on drug dealing charges; solidarity protests ensue

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a case that dates back to 2013 during the headline-making protests that rocked Brazil. It’s a case that I’ve followed since first becoming aware … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

“This neguinha can’t sing worth sh*t!”: 14-year old Franciele Fernanda, a contestant on the ‘The Voice Kids’ talent reality show, is a target of racism on the web

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a shame, but it comes as no surprise that even black children and teens aren’t immune to racist insults in Brazil. But in reality, … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Son of famous funk singer Tati Quebra Barraco is shot and dies in Cidade de Deus, in Rio’s West Zone; police say it happened during a shootout

Note from BW of Brazil: The violence in Rio, as in Brazil as a whole, continues and no one is immune to the cruel reality. Not even those who are … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Military Police kill black teenagers who had already surrendered with their hands up; police threaten life of a victim’s mother and warn not to speak to press

Note from BW of Brazil: In an unrelated previous post from earlier today, I stated that readers should note that “just because it isn’t always covered here, it doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

10-year old shot and killed by Military Police after theft of car and crash; police say he shot first – accomplice says police planted gun

Note from BW of Brazil: Incredible story. Better, an incredibly sad story! Today we bring you yet another outrageous report that broke last week. But as in previous posts in … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

According to study, every 23 minutes, a black youth is murdered in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Imagine this. This blog generally publishes one post per day. But if the intent of this blog was simply to report on the murders of … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 5 Comments

With countdown to Rio’s Olympics, Brazil’s top TV network continues fear mongering of black population; is there a new policy of ‘disappearing’ “undesirables”?

Note from BW of Brazil: Several years ago, Brazilians celebrated after the country’s rise onto the world stage was rewarded with the hosting of the 2014 World Cup and the … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 3 Comments