Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Porto Alegre

In Porto Alegre’s “Slut Walk”, group of black women make an intervention to protest against racism and violence


Note from BW of Brazil: For those who don’t know, to be a black woman in Brazil is to experience daily assaults on one’s very being. From the psychological/emotional perception … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Influenced by movements in the US and Africa, and under intelligence surveillance, the Movimento Negro emerged in 1978 in the fight for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle for equal rights and representation in various areas of society is one of the principal topics covered on this blog. Afro-Brazilians remain so … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Blacktion Collective organization denounces usage of blackface and the term “jungle” in an ad in Porto Alegre


Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again! It never ceases to amaze me to see what people deem to be creative while being either completely ignorant of insensitive … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Black workers earn 57% of the salary of whites while women earn nearly 74% of the salary of men


Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog likes to share good news concerning the social plight of Afro-Brazilians (positive strides, the successful quota system, accomplishments, etc.), these stories are … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 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

Young black man stabbed by neo-Nazi sympathizer in Porto Alegre


The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition in the ICU unit of a hospital in Porto Alegre.   by Laura Schenkel, Thiago Tieze of Hora Zero and Sul 21 newsroom A … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black population makes up majority of unemployed in southern city of Porto Alegre


Blacks suffer more in economic downturn: economist Dulve Helena Vargas Participation of blacks in the labor market fell 11.1% in two years. Data are part of a survey released by FEE … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment