Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

31 people were murdered last weekend in Salvador, Bahia; in first 100 days of 2017, 649 murders registered in city known as “Black Rome” and its metro region


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s goin’ on in Salvador, Bahia? The northeastern Brazil city is known as “Black Rome”, Brazil’s “mecca” of black culture and its enormous population of … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Of every 100 people murdered in Brazil, 71 are poor, young black people: Is there a hidden agenda to eliminate those considered “socially dangerous”?


Note from BW of Brazil: Although it’s been covered in numerous previous posts, it can never be considered a worn out topic. That is unless you’re a person who isn’t concerned … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

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