Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Only five days to go!! On November 18th, 20,000 black women will march on the nation’s capital!!!


Note from BW of Brazil: Unbelievable! It’s always amazing to see how time flies, especially when there is a lot of planning, organizing and participation of an upcoming event that … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

In the last 10 years, while the homicide rate of white women fell by 9.8% percent, for black women it rose 54%!!


Note from BW of Brazil: The material we present today should be understood in the following way: Numbers don’t lie! Clearly we love to present great stories about black Brazilian … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Victims of police harassment, fire bombings and murders, Haitian and African immigrants coming to Brazil are confronted with ‘Brazilian racism’.


Note from BW of Brazil: So Brazil is supposed to be the wonderful paradise where all the races mix, everybody gets along and everyone is equal, right? Well, it’s no longer … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Police detain three suspects in killing of 21-year old pregnant woman and stealing of her baby; woman confesses to committing the crime


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad. Shameful. Disgusting. Heartless. Horrendous. Tragic. There are still more words that could be used to describe this horrific crime. The only thing we ask … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Less than two months after being assaulted by neo-Nazi group, 71-year old black man dies


Note from BW of Brazil: Sad news to report here. In a story that was originally reported here back in early April, with a follow-up report three weeks later, an … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three men suspected of being part of neo-Nazi group attack 71-year old black man in Rio Claro, Brazil; victim remains hospitalized


One said to a municipal guard that ‘blacks had to die anyway’. Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog was created to give important media space to black Brazilian … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

New magazine, Black Women Making History, continues to tell the story of black Brazilian women


In the past few months we’ve highlighted a number of things going on in Brazil that have the expressed interest of  improving the image of and recognizing a parcel of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment