Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Brasília DF

Police investigate racial discrimination in public day care in nation’s capital region: teacher washed hair of all students except black girl because she had “hard hair”

Note from BW of Brazil: By now most of this blog’s regular readers know that Brazil has a serious racial problem. It’s been well-documented here throughout the existence of this … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Only five days to go!! On November 18th, 20,000 black women will march on the nation’s capital!!!

Note from BW of Brazil: Unbelievable! It’s always amazing to see how time flies, especially when there is a lot of planning, organizing and participation of an upcoming event that … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

“For sale: baby for $50”: Journalist’s pregnant image with false headline is used without permission on sale/purchase page; victim files police report

Note from BW of Brazil: Overall, the availability of the internet has made our lives better and often easier in numerous ways. I remember the first time I had the experience … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Brazil’s capital, a black youth is six times more likely to be murdered than a white youth

Note from BW of Brazil: We can never discuss this issue too much. The genocide that Brazil has apparently declared against black youth is a serious problem in a number of … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Inspired by black Harvard students, black students at University of Brasília create photographic campaign against racism

Note from BW of Brazil: For more than a decade now, the system of affirmative action at Brazil’s top universities has provoked more discussion on the existence of racism and … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Women across Brazil continue to organize for the 2015 Black Women’s March in November!

Note from BW of Brazil: This is really beginning to look exciting! Ever since the announcement of the Marcha das Mulheres Negras 2015 (Black Women’s March 2015) back in 2013, … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Getting ahead in Brazilian society continues to be much more difficult for black women

Note from BW of Brazil: Today, March 21st, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As such today’s feature is very timely as it analyzes the challenges and … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments