Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: police brutality

Another innocent victim in the ‘war on drugs’: 16-year-old student shot dead in favela during shootout between police and drug traffickers in Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said it several times in past posts. With the prevalence of violence throughout Brazil, I could run a blog that focuses solely on general … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

For long-time militant Vilma Reis, Bahia’s police are “being used to support the drug state” in a “war against blacks”


Note from BW of Brazil: Is there an undeclared war on Brazil’s black population on the part of the State? Perhaps a better question would be, if you have been … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Outrage against “apartheid” continues: Upper crust shopping malls are not the “place” for young, black teens


Note from BW of Brazil: The denouncements against Brazil’s own vicious form of racial/social apartheid continue to come. As reported yesterday, the shopping mall is the latest place that the … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photo shows Military Police in Ceará, Brazil, spray painting a young man’s face black


Note from BW of Brazil: Police violence and disrespect of the Brazilian population, particularly poor, black youth, has been a regularly explored topic on the blog. Here is yet another … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Revolt of the Turbans”: Demands of the black population proclaimed in Rio during historic demonstrations


Note from BW of Brazil: In a week that the Brazilian news magazine Veja referred to as “Os sete dias que mudaram o Brasil (The Seven Days that Changed Brazil)”, the … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why 300,000 Brazilians took to the streets; but where are the black protesters?


Note from BW of Brazil: In the past week, protests, huge crowds and police violence coming out of various cities around Brazil have grabbed headlines around the world and have … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Police in northeastern state of Bahia kill more than one person per day, rate is higher than in Rio and São Paulo. Police murders registered as "resisting arrest" soar


  If you ever get into a discussion on the topic of race with a Brazilian, you are sure to hear the argument that a Ku Klux Klan type group … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment