Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Witness connects Rio councilman Marcello Siciliano and Military Police member to Marielle Franco’s death, newspaper says

Note from BW of Brazil: Although the story is no longer the lead piece on the evening news or the front page of newspapers, many of us still want to … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Is there a black genocide going on in Brazil? Considering a number of important factors, the answer may be surprising

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a topic that has been mentioned in a number of articles on this blog. As such, readers should know how I would answer … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

One month after her murder, demonstrations in remembrance of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco take place in at least 20 cities; crime remains unsolved

Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday, March 14th, marked one month since Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco was murdered along with her driver Anderson Gomes. While investigations are ongoing, … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

“We have to shut him up!”: Employee linked to witness in investigation of Rio Councilwoman Marielle Franco’s murder found shot to death

Note from BW of Brazil: In a few days, it will already have been one month since the brutal murder of Rio Councilwoman Marielle Franco. And while the investigation is … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Bullets used in execution of Marielle Franco were sold to Military Police in 2006; same bullets used in police bloodbath resulting in 23 death hit in 2015

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is still reeling from the brutal murder of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver last Wednesday. But along with their murders come some … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco assassinated with four shots to the head; in execution style murder, assailants also killed the driver of the vehicle

Note from BW of Brazil: When I was going up an elevator this morning, I had no idea why people in my WhatsApp groups were suddenly posting photos of Rio … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · 5 Comments

Military Police took more than 100 shots at the five black youth killed in car in Rio; governor says case didn’t involve racism

Note from BW of Brazil: Every now and then, a comment will appear on this blog, social media or some other outlet in which someone will ask questions/make comments of … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 2 Comments