Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Activists repudiate humiliation of black youth in shopping mall by Military Police; evidence shows nothing was stolen


“Why do I call myself a n*gga you ask me, because police always wanna harass me” – Niggaz 4 Life, NWA “60% of the youth from the periphery with no … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

In Brazil, it’s Carnaval time once again!


Hard to believe it’s already been a year, but, in a few words, it’s Carnaval time again! Here’s how the media’s reporting it! Brazil starts celebrating annual Carnival Brazil!  As one of … Continue reading

February 9, 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

Six black teens massacred in Rio, innocent victims of drug war; police troops occupy neighborhood


In yet another sad tale of events, six Afro-Brazilian teens were recently murdered in the Baixada Fluminense region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Police are blaming the murders on … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Afro-Brazilian man brutally beaten by two white men in suburb of São Paulo: incident caught on video


Ivan Romano speaks to TV Bandeirantes after being assaulted ‘They said they would kill me’, says black man assaulted by white youths in Embu, SP Truck driver assistent was beaten … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Afro-Brazilian man brutally beaten by two white men in suburb of São Paulo: incident caught on video


Ivan Romano speaks to TV Bandeirantes after being assaulted ‘They said they would kill me’, says black man assaulted by white youths in Embu, SP Truck driver assistent was beaten … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Relatives and friends of another slain black youth stage a protest in front of a shopping mall.


Relatives,friends of slain youth stage a protest in front of a shopping mall.by Tássia Correia, Maíra Côrtes and Gatas Negras On Friday, March 2nd,yet another tragedy involving a black teenager happened … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment