Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazil’s Supreme Court declares quilombo land decree constitutional; historic regions are lands established by fugitive slaves

Note from BW of Brazil: Great news here! I must admit, when I started hearing activists chattering about a push for a land grab, disgustingly disrespectful comments by certain conservative … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Another quilombola community leader murdered in Bahia: 36-year old Binho latest in string of assassinations most likely connected to land rights

Note from BW of Brazil: The people know what’s going on. Some months back, as the issue of land rights of Afro-Brazilian fugitive slave communities began to heat up (see … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Brazilian wins scholarship in Obama program with project that links tourism to quilombola communities

Note from BW of Brazil: Barack Obama has been out of the White House for more than eight months now, but even so, his name continues to make headlines within Brazil’s … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

As the dispute over land rights heats up, eight quilombola (maroon society) inhabitants have recently been murdered in the state of Bahia

Note from BW of Brazil: The situation involving quilombo territories something we should be paying close attention to. In case you’re not familiar with quilombos and quilombos and their importance in … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Not one less quilombo!”: On August 16th, the future of millions of quilombolas (maroon society inhabitants) will be decided in the Federal Supreme Court

Note from BW of Brazil: This coming week, Brazil’s Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal) will make a decisionn that will affect the lives of tens of thousands of Brazilians. They … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilian government threatens the land rights of quilombolas; inhabitants are descendants of fugitive slave communities protected by Constitution

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a while since I approached this topic and now more than ever, we must inform the world of what’s happening to black Brazilians … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Black Brazilian community being evicted by the Brazilian Navy!

Sign: Governor Jacques Wagner join with our President Dilma and the mayor of Simões Filho, we are asking for urgent help because we are being evicted by the Brazilian Navy. We … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 1 Comment