Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“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

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