Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

From the fear of a “black revolution”, to military occupation, to thousands of recent immigrants, murder of Haitian man is not Brazil’s first consideration of the “Haitian question”


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past few years, this blog has featured a number of stories dealing Brazil’s connection with Haiti. And as the title points out, the … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Victims of police harassment, fire bombings and murders, Haitian and African immigrants coming to Brazil are confronted with ‘Brazilian racism’.


Note from BW of Brazil: So Brazil is supposed to be the wonderful paradise where all the races mix, everybody gets along and everyone is equal, right? Well, it’s no longer … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Haitians, you steal our jobs!” – Xenophobia and racism flare up again as six Haitian immigrants shot in São Paulo


Note from BW of Brazil: So when is it that Brazil will take its expressions of anti-Haitian sentiments seriously? The people of Haiti have endured much since becoming the first … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

“It’s not because I’m black, is it?” – As Haitian immigrants head to the south of Brazil, racist tendencies arise as descendants of European immigrants turn their noses up


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since we reported on the situation of Haitian immigrants who have been steadily arriving in Brazil in search of better lives … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 10 Comments