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This is a group for ALL interested in the subject of black atheism, freethought, & humanism. "Black" pertains to all people of African descent.

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The photo displayed is of Harlem soapbox orator, agitator, popular educator, & atheist Hubert Henry Harrison.

Documentation of black atheism, freethought, & humanism on the web can be found in my atheist web guide.

See also my working bibliography.

I also have a general interest blog, Reason & Society.

Some of you may also be interested in some of my other projects, e.g. The Autodidact Project, my Studies in a Dying Culture (blog), and my Emergence blog. You can also listen to my podcasts: my Internet radio show is called "Studies in a Dying Culture," hosted by Think Twice Radio.

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Slave Sermons

Started by Anubis Feb 24. 0 Replies

New book about prominent black intellectuals

Started by Michael Lackey. Last reply by Michael Lackey Dec 27, 2014. 7 Replies

Economics 101 for Slaves...

Started by Christina Marlowe. Last reply by Clarence Dember Nov 26, 2014. 5 Replies

JW's

Started by Joel. Last reply by Deconverted Afro-Queen Nov 21, 2014. 12 Replies

Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by Deconverted Afro-Queen Nov 21, 2014. 13 Replies

Black History Month: The Lesson We have Missed

Started by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER. Last reply by Sabrinabee Mar 7, 2013. 1 Reply

The Buddha was Black (and Bald)

Started by Eisel Mazard. Last reply by Donald T Sep 27, 2012. 1 Reply

William R. Jones, Jr., author of 'Is God a White Racist?', dies

Started by Ralph Dumain. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Aug 6, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Daniel W on March 15, 2012 at 10:34am

AnneT.  Signed, thanks.  Investigation is needed. It's impossible to believe that racism is not the issue here.  I don't know if they care about petition signing from way out of state, but I signed anyway.

Comment by thomas smith on March 15, 2012 at 10:16am

as tragic as it is the murder of Trayvon Martin is not the real issue, the real issue is the justification / lack of response by the police force

Comment by annet on March 15, 2012 at 12:47am

this needs signing:

Why This Is Important

On February 26, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old. 

http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-17-year-old...

Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 6:54am

Dear Eddie, Yes, it is available as an ebook, and I think you can get it through Continuum (the link is below) or through Amazon.  If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think.

Talk to you later,

mike

Comment by Eddie E. Hicks Sr. on March 9, 2012 at 7:56pm

Mike is your book available in ebook format?

Comment by Michael Lackey on March 9, 2012 at 5:13pm

Dear Comrades, Just wanted to let you all know that my new book was just released yesterday.  It is titled: The Modernist God State: A Literary Study of the Nazis' Christian Reich.  Here's the link: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=166691&S...

I demonstrate that Hitler and the Nazis considered themselves Christian.  What some of you might find interesting, especially you Ralph, is my work on Richard Wright.  I also do an extensive analysis of Alice Walker's work.  If any of you have questions, please feel free to ask.

All Best,

michael

Comment by Ralph Dumain on March 9, 2012 at 2:17pm

Greetings again. I've been too busy to check in as often as I should. Just a few notes: (1) Some of the remarks on this wall could be starters for discussions in the discussions forum, such as "Beyond the Political Spectrum. (2) "Slavery By Another Name" was one of the best documentaries of the Jim Crow era I've seen, as it focused on an aspect of exploitation missing from many excellent earlier documentaries. (3) I arrived at the DC Day of Solidarity two hours after it ended, but many folks were still there. (4) I got a lot out of Black History Month, which for me is a year-round affair, anyway. One such endeavor was looking into poetry anthologies of the Harlem Renaissance era. (5) As far as freethought intellectual activity, I've been reading Ludwig Feuerbach, which has given me a whole new arsenal to draw on. (6) How many of you folks will be attending the Reason Rally in DC on March 24?

Comment by J. Sims on March 9, 2012 at 1:54pm
Comment by Daniel W on February 27, 2012 at 10:57pm

Joe, thank you for posting that link.  This was the most moving documentary I've seen in a long time.  It's a truly important, awful history, in the same category as the German holocaust in brutality and the collusion of an entire society against fellow human beings.  It brought tears to my eyes more than once.  Slavery, we have all learned about in some way.  Peonage is something I never learned about until now.

Comment by Joe Monroe on February 27, 2012 at 5:27am

Slavery by Another Name

http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/watch/

everyone pls watch this movie and pass it on to all your friends 

 

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