Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I can’t take publishing news of murdered children anymore”: 11-year-old black boy killed by police in Rio neighborhood; protest closes down main streets


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes, after something depressing happens again, again and again and again, there are simply no more words to really express the sense of outrage and … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

“We will not be killed without reacting”: Showing that ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Brazil, Third March Against the Genocide of Black People mobilizes youth of Salvador, Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: The brutal murders and disappearances of black people, specifically black males, continues to be a serious problem throughout Brazil. With alarming regularity we see reports … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

In quick verdict, judge absolves Military Police that killed 12 black males execution style – Judge of case running for federal judge position


Note from BW of Brazil: One must really ask if there is a such thing as justice. When it involved police and black youth in Brazil it seems the answer … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

In Rio, police operation known as ‘Black Machine III’ hunt and gun down two more innocent black males, one of which was 12-years old


Note from BW of Brazil: I don’t really know that any words can suffice for the senselessness of the violence in Rio de Janeiro, but before getting into the latest … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 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

“Revolt of the Turbans”: Demands of the black population proclaimed in Rio during historic demonstrations


Note from BW of Brazil: In a week that the Brazilian news magazine Veja referred to as “Os sete dias que mudaram o Brasil (The Seven Days that Changed Brazil)”, the … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Document points to a late 1980s extreme right plan to exterminate poor populations


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past year and a half this blog has featured many articles on what appears to be an act of ongoing genocide against the … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment