Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“We’re in a struggle for our equal humanity”: Black women maintain Marielle Franco’s struggle one month after the Rio councilwoman’s assassination


Note from BW of Brazil: Hard to believe how quickly time goes by. But it’s already been one month since that the night of March 14th when Rio city councilwoman … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ex-president of Marielle Franco’s PSOL party believes Rio’s 41st Military Police Battalion, one of the state’s deadliest, are main suspects in councilwoman’s murder


Note from BW of Brazil: There shouldn’t be any surprise here. Of course, we still don’t have any certainty of the killers who took the life of Rio councilwoman Marielle … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

Tens of thousands take to the streets in several capital cities throughout Brazil in protests and memory of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco


Note from BW of Brazil: The shock, outrage and profound sadness can still be felt throughout the entire nation. In scenes reminiscent of the multitudes protesting price hikes of public … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Amnesty Int’l calls for reduction of black deaths; five activists from every region of Brazil carry casket and present 63,000 signatures to Ministry of Justice


Note from BW of Brazil: It is an issue that we can never talk too much about. Black youth in Brazil are dropping like flies, victims of a Brazilian homicide … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dying in Brazil because of skin color: Homicide rate of black and brown adolescents in the country is three times higher than that of whites


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a harsh reality, but a fact that we must come to terms with: human life has very little value in Brazil. There’s really … Continue reading

November 10, 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