Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In the last 10 years, while the homicide rate of white women fell by 9.8% percent, for black women it rose 54%!!


Note from BW of Brazil: The material we present today should be understood in the following way: Numbers don’t lie! Clearly we love to present great stories about black Brazilian … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 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

Strange circumstances surround drowning death of black university student; family suspects racial crime or foul play


The body of Raimundo Matias Dantas Neto, “Samambaia”, was found last Friday by Camila Souza, Bruna Machado Simões, ANECS Nordeste, Pedro Luna and Marcílio Albuquerque The body of college student Raimundo … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Garbage collector killed after police mistake his Bible for a gun


 Antônio Marcos dos Santos was killed for carrying a bible Antônio Marcos dos Santos was shot in the neck by a chief of the Polícia Militar (PM or Military Police). … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

From 2002-2010, 272,422 Afro-Brazilians murdered: Numbers equal to a country at war – Rates rise for blacks while falling for whites


While the homicide rate of whites in the country fell 24.8% from 2002 to 2010, that of the the black population grew by 5.6% in the same period. In 2002, … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

In Pernambuco, homicide kills 40 times more black women


In Pernambuco, homicide kills 40 times more black women A study shows that, in the northeastern city of Recife, Afro-Brazilian women between 20 and 29 years are killed more than … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black teen killed in police Special Operations Battalion sting operation in Rio; family will sue the state


Family accuses BOPE of murder; Military and Civil Police investigating the case. 15 year old died on Saturday during an action in the Parque Arará Favela. The body of the … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 1 Comment