Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

From the fear of a “black revolution”, to military occupation, to thousands of recent immigrants, murder of Haitian man is not Brazil’s first consideration of the “Haitian question”


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past few years, this blog has featured a number of stories dealing Brazil’s connection with Haiti. And as the title points out, the … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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

Senegalese man’s body burned after assailants set fire to mattress that he slept on; President Dilma repudiates the act


Note from BW of Brazil: Just wondering. Does anyone seem to notice a certain way that it seems black immigrants are treated in Brazil? Or is it just this writer? … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

In southern Brazil, woman yells racial slur at Senegalese immigrants and throws bananas; other woman apologizes and says ‘Brazilian people are not like that’ – Really?


Note from BW of Brazil: This unfortunate is both sad but so typical and also so indicative of how Brazilians deal with the issue of racism. First of all, there’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Haitians, you steal our jobs!” – Xenophobia and racism flare up again as six Haitian immigrants shot in São Paulo


Note from BW of Brazil: So when is it that Brazil will take its expressions of anti-Haitian sentiments seriously? The people of Haiti have endured much since becoming the first … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 3 Comments