Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: police violence

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

Black woman shot dead; body is dragged on the ground attached to the bumper of a police car!


Note from BW of Brazil: What the…?!?!? Why does it seem that police atrocities in Brazil, particularly in Rio, seem to always get worse? It almost seems as if they … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Sueli Carneiro, director of the Geledés Institute for Black Women


Sueli Carneiro is the founder of Geledés, a black women’s organization which intertwines concerns of race and gender, and addresses the particular problems confronted by women of color in Brazil. … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sueli Carneiro, director of the Geledés Institute for Black Women


Sueli Carneiro is the founder of Geledés, a black women’s organization which intertwines concerns of race and gender, and addresses the particular problems confronted by women of color in Brazil. … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment