Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will participate in meeting in São Paulo to discuss the situation of black youth and racial violence in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The highlights of the November Month of Black Consciousness continue. Yesterday, we saw the historic first national March of Black Women take place in the … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a 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

“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

Police detain three suspects in killing of 21-year old pregnant woman and stealing of her baby; woman confesses to committing the crime


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad. Shameful. Disgusting. Heartless. Horrendous. Tragic. There are still more words that could be used to describe this horrific crime. The only thing we ask … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

21-year old missing woman’s body found. Victim that was nine-months pregnant had the baby ripped from her belly; child still missing


Note from BW of Brazil: Stories such as these are very painful to have to bring to the world. Among various topics that we regularly present here at BW of … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

In Brazil’s capital, a black youth is six times more likely to be murdered than a white youth


Note from BW of Brazil: We can never discuss this issue too much. The genocide that Brazil has apparently declared against black youth is a serious problem in a number of … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments