Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Brazilian politics

Leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro says there is no racism in Brazil; even denounced by Attorney General, is it possible that he is not racist?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, really now? Brazil has long built its reputation around the world as a so-called “racial democracy” by having its leaders and officials propagate the … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Parties invest 3 times more in candidacies of white congressmen than black; with fewer resources, blacks & browns are equal to one-fifth of the 513 federal deputies


Note from BW of Brazil: People often ask me, how is it that there are so many black people in Brazil but yet they seem to have so little power? … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Institutional racism ends up impeding our careers and ascension in political power”: Superior Electoral Court judgment may increase black women’s space in politics


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazil, both in the past as well as today, the power elites of the country have ALWAYS been white or least, what some people … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Representatives of blacks in politics need to increase, defend debaters in public hearing in the Senate


Note from BW of Brazil: Reading the comments that are posted to articles as well as one the social media pages, people often wonder how there can be so many … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Umunna Network organizes to encourage participation of black women in politics; in 2016 elections, they represented only 5% of the elected city councilors


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of having a political presence, voice and representation is a question that has long plagued the black Brazilian community. How would it be … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Would a Joaquim Barbosa Presidency be an achievement for black Brazilians?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I’m gonna just sit back and see how this unfolds. A black man steps forward as a possibility for the presidency, I don’t know … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

What is the real reason for the imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva? According to sociologist, hatred of the poor and policies lifting Brazilians out of poverty


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, the past few years have seemed like a modern witch hunt. However one feels about embattled former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · 4 Comments