Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: police brutality

Witnesses of incident in which woman was struck with police rifle butt say her children were tortured for 40 minutes; Marisa de Carvalho Nóbrega died the next day


Note from BW of Brazil: Alternative media platforms have been reporting on what’s going in Rio’s occupied favelas for some time and they are needed now more than ever so … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Woman dies after reckless police action in the Cidade de Deus region of Rio de Janeiro; Marisa de Carvalho Nóbrega took a butt to the head from a rifle


Note from BW of Brazil: The brutality and total disrespect for human beings continue.  It’s only been a few days sent this blog presented an article on the armed force … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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