Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Santa Catarina

Why is it when November comes, they complain that we should celebrate Human Consciousness rather than Black Consciousness?


Note from BW of Brazil: It never fails. Whenever black people create slogans and movements with the express purpose of pointing out clear dehumanizing inequalities of which they have been … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Persecuted as the only black woman in a beauty pageant, Carolina Pinheiro dos Passos says: “I represent blacks!”


Note from BW of Brazil: One can gain quite a bit of insight into how race plays out in many minds by simply analyzing something as relatively trivial as a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Santa Catarina police arrest five suspects in brutal stabbing death of Haitian man


Note from BW of Brazil: The story below is a follow up and the latest information involving the brutal stabbing murder of a Haitian immigrant posted yesterday. The findings bring … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Haitian man beaten and stabbed to death by a group of people in state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad. Outrageous. Disturbing. But I can’t say shocking. Why? For a few reasons. 1) As we’ve seen time and time again, violence, mob attacks and … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

In Santa Catarina, a southern state considered the “Brazilian Europe”, blacks make up only 15% of the population: Black women of the state continue to prepare for the National Black Women’s March!


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the years we have noted a rising consciousness, organization, sisterhood and determination among black women of Brazil. Black women’s organizations, events dedicated to the … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Re-election of President Rousseff brings widespread prejudice against northeastern voters and calls for secession; candidates didn’t address racism during campaigns


Note from BW of Brazil: The re-election of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff once again brought to the fore questions of race, discrimination that has permeated throughout Brazilian society both in … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“I’ve never felt prejudice in relation to my color”: Group Power For the Black People call out beauty contest winner; emphasize need for black consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: The question and discussion of race, racism and black identity has been at the center of the struggle of Brazil’s Movimento Negro for a number … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 1 Comment