Woman from the state of Pernambuco is the victim of racist comments on social network

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Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago we posted a story about a recent black empowerment march in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. The march was specifically organized to address the racist nature of Brazilian society that manifests against physical features that denote African ancestry, particularly afro-textured hair. Brazil’s African descendants have long co-existed with such sentiments but over the past few decades the cries of resistance and pride have become stronger and more organized. Today’s story simply represents yet another example of how people really feel beneath all of the rhetoric of “we are all equal”

Woman from the state of Pernambuco is the victim of racist comments on social network

Young Pernambuco woman was a victim of racism in social networks

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Dandara Marques from Pernambuco made a police report against a racial comment on Facebook Dandara Marques from Pernambuco made a police report against a racial comment on Facebook

An environmental manager…

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Graphic Video Shows Natasha McKenna, Mentally Ill WomanVideo Mentally Ill Woman, Tased in Jail Before Her Death

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Graphic Video Shows Natasha McKenna Tased in Jail Before Her Death

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                       FOUND THIS VIDEO!

Mentally Ill Woman, Natasha McKenna Is Tased To Death By Deputies On Video https://youtu.be/hCUY8z15EsY

Officer Involved

Graphic Video Shows Natasha McKenna Tased in Jail Before Her Death

A Virginia sheriff’s department released a video today showing the in-custody events leading up to the death of mentally-ill inmate Natasha McKenna after she was shot with a Taser multiple times by authorities. The video’s release comes just days after a Fairfax County official decided not to seek criminal charges in connection with the deadly incident.

The 48-minute long video posted on YouTube starts with a filmed statement from Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid discussing this week’s announcement that criminal charges would not be brought, and explaining that various media reports about what happened compelled her to release the Video.

“There is no better way to share what actually occurred than to make this video availability for the community to view in its…

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We see lots of pictures of wounded male veterans but women vets get wounded and maimed too.

 

Got this photo from a friend and vet ​….THANK YOU FOR THIS PHOTO, dear Luree!

thought it should be passed on.   

It’s something most of us never hear or think much about…

 

We see lots of pictures of wounded male veterans but

women vets get wounded and maimed too.

You may need to take a second, closer look though…

The first thing I saw was a bunch of beautiful smiles


  

 tears are Streaming – what a circle of hope in spite off …

                          HEROES

Female Farm Workers Awarded $17 Million in Florida Abuse Case

 

Female Farm Workers Awarded $17 Million in Florida Abuse Case

by Sara Obeidat, Abrams Journalism Fellow
FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

A federal jury has awarded $17.4 million to five migrant women who say they were raped and sexually harassed by three male supervisors at the Florida packing plant where they worked.

The jury award is among the largest on record in a case involving the sexual abuse of one of the most invisible members of the U.S. workforce — migrant workers in the agriculture industry. An estimated 560,000 women work on U.S. farms, and although reports of abuse and sexual harassment in the industry span the nation, a 2013 FRONTLINE investigation found that such cases rarely result in prosecution or an award for victims.  …. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/immigration-2/rape-in-the-fields/female-farm-workers-awarded-17-million-in-florida-abuse-case/

Black Women of Brazil The Site Dedicated to Brazilian Women of African Descent

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Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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 …

September 16, 2015 ·

Black Empowerment March calls for end of prejudice in Recife

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece simply re-enforces the analysis and focus of this blog in providing insight into the pulse of Brazil’s black community. Over the past few …

September 15, 2015 ·

In 80% black Salvador, Bahia, African-American neuroscientist Carl Hart says “blacks seem to be in the hands of white people”

Note from BW…

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Napa wine train controversy: ‘I do think it was based on the color of our skin’

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Five members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club, from left: Katherine Neal, Georgia Lewis, Lisa Renee Johnson, Allisa Carr and Sandra Jamerson.Napa wine train controversy: ‘I do think it was based on the color of our skin’

A group of African American women say they were humiliated by being ejected for ‘laughing while black’ – igniting debate on ‘white space’ and a possible lawsuit

Five members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club, from left: Katherine Neal, Georgia Lewis, Lisa Renee Johnson, Allisa Carr and Sandra Jamerson. Photograph: Carlos Fajardo/Rex Shutterstock

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TOMORROW: #Women #Justice & #Incarceration Twitter chat (Thurs. 9/10, 9pm EST)

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TOMORROW: #Women #Justice & #Incarceration Twitter chat (Thurs. 9/10, 9pm EST) #BoundNotBroken @TeresaYHodge

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TOMORROW: & Twitter chat (Thurs. 9/10, 9pm EST)

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