Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Tens of thousands take to the streets in several capital cities throughout Brazil in protests and memory of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco


Note from BW of Brazil: The shock, outrage and profound sadness can still be felt throughout the entire nation. In scenes reminiscent of the multitudes protesting price hikes of public … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Across the nation, Brazilians take to the streets in a general strike against President’s reforms that threaten basic workers’ rights, retirement and Constitution


Note from BW of Brazil: If you haven’t heard by now, millions of Brazilians are outraged with the sweeping reforms that President Michel Temer’s administration is implementing. These reforms could … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

President’s reforms racist and genocidal, say leaders of Movimento Negro in protest; government austerity measures leading to demonstrations across the country


Note from BW of Brazil: The social situation in modern day Brazil has many wondering how they will survive, particularly under new measures being taken by current President Michel Temer. … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

“We will not be killed without reacting”: Showing that ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Brazil, Third March Against the Genocide of Black People mobilizes youth of Salvador, Bahia


Note from BW of Brazil: The brutal murders and disappearances of black people, specifically black males, continues to be a serious problem throughout Brazil. With alarming regularity we see reports … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Protest against controversial pastor who made racist, homophobic statements continue all over Brazil


In Bahia, the social/cultural organization Olodum protested against the controversial pastor   Protests against the controversial pastor Marco Feliciano continue throughout Brazil which began when it became a possibility of … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pastor who believes "Africans are descended from an ancestral curse" and "AIDs is a gay cancer" is chosen president of Commission on Human Rights and Minorities


 Deputy/pastor Marco Feliciano elected president of Commission on Human Rights and Minorities After protests from members of the PT (Partido dos Trabalhores or Workers’ Party) and PSOL (Partido Socialismo e Liberdade … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blacks stage protest on the first day of Fashion Rio


A group of models staged a protest at the door of the popular Rio event minutes before  participants modeled on the event’s first day. They wanted to renew the agreement … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment