Black Women of Brazil

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“They’ll say that I’m kidnapping this blue-eyed white child”: Black man, father of a white girl reports on everyday racism

Note from BW of Brazil: When I came across this story it was actually a little funny to me. Literally funny and funny in an ironic way as well. Why? … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Even Al Jazeera wants to know: Why is Brazilian television so white?

Note from BW of Brazil: I happened to see this video after checking out a few conversations people were having on the BW of Brazil Twitter page. The Al Jazeera … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s economic elite “is a perfect continuation of the slave elite” as it is “slavery that defines Brazilian society”, says sociologist Jessé Souza

Note from BW of Brazil: So….are you surprised by the title of today’s article? Why? I mean, Brazil was the country that forcibly brought the most enslaved Africans across the … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black couple accused of kidnapping for simply being with a white child; boy was grandson of the couple’s landlord

Note from BW of Brazil: Stories such as this one are absolutely absurd, but I like analyzing them because it exposes the depths of how race is experienced in Brazil. … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Witnesses of incident in which woman was struck with police rifle butt say her children were tortured for 40 minutes; Marisa de Carvalho Nóbrega died the next day

Note from BW of Brazil: Alternative media platforms have been reporting on what’s going in Rio’s occupied favelas for some time and they are needed now more than ever so … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Woman dies after reckless police action in the Cidade de Deus region of Rio de Janeiro; Marisa de Carvalho Nóbrega took a butt to the head from a rifle

Note from BW of Brazil: The brutality and total disrespect for human beings continue.  It’s only been a few days sent this blog presented an article on the armed force … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Afro-Brazilian Literature helped and saved me”: Ketty Valêncio creates online bookstore focused on black authors; seeks physical location in downtown São Paulo

Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main problems one finds when discussing issues affecting the Afro-Brazilian community is the lack of representation. Throughout the entire 20th century and … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment