‚ÄėGenocide of Black People‚Äô: The Killing of Afro-Brazilians by Police Is an Injustice Marielle Franco Was Fighting to End

They walked 2.5 miles to the site of her assassination, all the while dancing, chanting and crying. On that hot and muggy night on April 14 in Rio de Janeiro, more than 3,000 people gathered at the center of Rio to demand police action in the murder of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco and to mark the…

Brutal Crackdowns, Hidden Poverty: How Preparations for the Rio Olympics Hurt Afro-Brazilians

In the next few weeks, Aug. 5-21, the city of Rio de Janeiro is going to host the 31st Olympic Games. Like a mother preparing her home for 500,000 tourists, Rio has swept the city's poverty under the rug by increasing police and army presence in favelas. As a result, part of the local population isn’t that anxious…