Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Amnesty Int’l calls for reduction of black deaths; five activists from every region of Brazil carry casket and present 63,000 signatures to Ministry of Justice


Note from BW of Brazil: It is an issue that we can never talk too much about. Black youth in Brazil are dropping like flies, victims of a Brazilian homicide … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dying in Brazil because of skin color: Homicide rate of black and brown adolescents in the country is three times higher than that of whites


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a harsh reality, but a fact that we must come to terms with: human life has very little value in Brazil. There’s really … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

In latest bloodbath in state of Pará, hooded marauders open fire leaving 10 injured, 2 dead, 1 child with bullet in head; silent war on black & poor continues


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a topic that unfortunately I’ve had to cover too much on this blog: The senseless murders of young, black Brazilians. The story is nothing … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · 4 Comments

“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