Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco assassinated with four shots to the head; in execution style murder, assailants also killed the driver of the vehicle


Note from BW of Brazil: When I was going up an elevator this morning, I had no idea why people in my WhatsApp groups were suddenly posting photos of Rio … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · 5 Comments

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