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African/Black Atheists Perspectives

A place where you can get an opinion from an African/Black atheists' perspective. Instead of the religious perspectives we usually get from our African/Black counterparts.  Let's discuss anything, religion free! Join ALL!

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Has anyone had a paranormal experience?

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by michele piteo Nov 21, 2013. 10 Replies

Ok, has anyone had a paranormal experience?  Do you believe in the paranormal?  Have you seen a ghost, spirit, the dead or whatever. Many folks have told me that they have had things come to them in…Continue

Prison, is it modern day slavery?

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by Navitta Nelson Sep 22, 2011. 6 Replies

What is your opinion on the number of African Americans in the prison system?  Check out the clip of Judge Mathis speaking on the subject.…Continue

This was posted to my FB, thought I would share.

Started by Navitta Nelson Jul 29, 2011. 0 Replies

Tho, I do not do any religion.  This was a very interesting dialect, to say the least.  lol.  A lot of harsh truths. …Continue

We African Americans/Blacks better off before segregation?

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by sunshine Jul 5, 2011. 2 Replies

Wanted to share this.  Opinions? During the 19th and early 20th century, says Wallace, “physicians owned medical schools. There were also pawn shops everywhere, brothels, jewelry stores, churches,…Continue

Tags: http://blackamericans.com/blogs/news/archive/2008/09/01/did-the-ending-of-segregation-harm-the-black-business-community.aspx

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Comment by Harlem Humanists on February 21, 2013 at 2:47pm

2013 NYC Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers

The Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers (DoS) is held annually on the final weekend in February. Nonbelievers use this day as an opportunity to build genuine communal relationships and launch a wave of activism among non-theists of color. The DoS event is also an effort to bring out closeted nonbelievers and let them know that they are not alone.

 

The event is Free and open to the public.  ALL are Welcome.

 

Rio II Art Gallery

7th Floor (Main Exhibition Space)

583 Riverside Dr.

Harlem, NY 10030

137th Street “City College” Stop on #1 Train

1pm - 4pm

Sunday, Feb’ 24th 2013

Try to RSVP MeeUp CFI-NYC or Richie's List 

 

Light Refreshments and Snacks will be served.

 

Program - 

Ayanna Watson of Black Atheists of America has sparked a project focusing on the diversity of careers within the secular community. The project includes photographic portraits and some personal testimony about work experience, passion and aspiration.

Ayanna will introduce some of the project’s participants. There will be the chance to ask questions and share stories, including your own. 

 

Seon M. LewisThe Spice Island Atheist and one of the voices of Caribbean Atheists, is a consistent Harlem Community member many of us know from his sharp observations, broad knowledge and warm easygoing style. He recently completed the book “From Mythology to Reality: Moving Beyond Rastafari”. His liberating intellectual journey from theism, through mystical Afrocentrism, to reasoned non-theism is one of following the evidence to where it leads. 

Seon will share how he came to write his book, which challenges  pseudo-history and false assumptions about a vital resistance culture. It also looks at how an inspiring rebel community can fall pray to sexism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia. The way he respectfully engages family and community in a conversation about mythology and fiction vs. reality and facts is an informative one. How to be Afrocentric without drowning in the dogma of Afrocentrism, or any “...ism” including our own, is part of what he’ll share. 


Sponsored by - Center for Inquiry - New York City, Black Atheists of America, African Americans for Humanism, CFI-Harlem & Harlem Humanists.

 

Dinner afterwards at local Restaurant -TBA

 

After Event Entertainment - "The Vagina Monologues"  to benefit 'Sanctuary for Families'.  6pm at All Souls Unitarian Church

E-mail - black(dot)beyond(dot)belief(at)gmail.com for more info and updates. Or call 646-820-CFIH (2344)

Comment by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 11, 2012 at 8:00am

Hey everyone. Coming from Grenada, I was always interested in the Rastafarian religious movement. Many of my family are. However, there were very little information about the movement and a lot of misinformation. The situation remains this way today. However, I took it upon myself to provide some information to friends and family. Of course, within a nonbelievers context. A book is the result. Please check it out and thanks for your support.

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Seon

Comment by Harlem Humanists on February 24, 2012 at 12:25pm

The NYC event for the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers will be in Harlem. In fact the next closes promoted events are in D.C and Philadelphia. So this is serving the whole Tri-State (NY,NY & CT) area.

 

We're putting a special twist on our usual Mind Food + "Soul Food" combo. The details will interest you!

CFI-Harlem/Harlem Humanists will be gathering on Sunday February 26th to celebrate Day of Solidarity for Black Non-believers. This is a time to get together and enjoy bright minds and warm personalities. There's a noble story of freethought from within the African American and Pan-African tradition. This is a chance to connect with this tradition and each other. We'll begin at 1pm. The place is 583 Riverside Dr. in the "Brick Room". It's free. Just e-mail (harlem@centerforinquiry.net) or call (646-820-CFIH) for all the details." RSVP if you can.

See you there. Regardless, please share this in the next two days with all you think will be interested. 

Comment by Navitta Nelson on August 4, 2011 at 9:46am
Welcome Lucas!!!  There's not a lot of us in this world, but we do exist.  I think more Black folks are becoming atheist/agnostic.  Especially this younger generation.  They are looking around saying "what has Jesus or Allah done for me?" 
Comment by lucas sabata on August 4, 2011 at 5:40am
wow.. I almost thought I was the only black dude in the organisation.. Im kinda feeling at home now... [thumbs up]
Comment by Navitta Nelson on May 22, 2011 at 5:57am
Solid @Duan Dub!
Comment by duan walker on May 22, 2011 at 2:57am
hey vitta! thnx 4 the invite!
Comment by Navitta Nelson on May 6, 2011 at 9:25am
Comment by L.Hunter on March 18, 2011 at 9:58am

How I miss being a theist!!!! I miss how I followed after pasta' and did everything he told me to do. Maybe I should go back and experience the guilt and shame tactics for money.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/17/churchgoers-say-pastor-denied-...

Comment by Debbie Goddard on March 2, 2011 at 11:02am
Ah! Makes sense. I appreciate the clarification!
 

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