Black Freethought

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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Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

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New book about prominent black intellectuals

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Economics 101 for Slaves...

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Black History Month: The Lesson We have Missed

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The Buddha was Black (and Bald)

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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

Black Atheists of Atlanta

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Crystallis: From March Madness to April Anarchy

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Anyone go to the Reason Rally

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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

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

Comment by Joe Monroe on February 26, 2012 at 11:18pm

In my opinion the DC Day of Solidarity was success. I had great time it was nice to finally meet African American woman of like mine. I look forward to continuing to work with these individuals 


Washington DC 

Comment by Clarence Dember on February 26, 2012 at 10:32pm
To Regina Hoodwin
I have relatives in Houston. Now it occurs why I don't entertain the notion of moving there!
Comment by Donald R Wright, P.E. on February 26, 2012 at 10:27am

Regina, we must meet. I am here in Houston. We are having a Day of Solidarity event today at 2pm at Cafe Express Uptown, Post Oak near 610 West Loop. You are not alone anymore.

Comment by Regina Goodwin on February 26, 2012 at 9:57am

Thank you for the invite.  I'm here in Houston and so far I have not met a black person in Houston that thinks the same way I do.  I am sick and tired of people trying to put their hands on me in their B.S. effort to try to "heal" me in the name of Bubbles a.k.a. Jesus.

There is one Jewish guy that lives in my apartment building and he always refer to me as his favorite atheist.  Which drew a few gasps last nite and lots of knocks on my door last nite with a bunch of prayer behind it.

Have fun. 

Comment by Harlem Humanists on February 24, 2012 at 12:23pm

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 ( 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 George on February 22, 2012 at 8:01am

Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers - Sunday Feb 26

"The percentage of black non-believers in the U.S. is small but increasing. Most have difficulty meeting other black non-believers or finding many who are involved in secular organizations. The internet has made many connections possible; however, the common feelings expressed by black non-believers are those of isolation, loneliness, and alienation. Often the remedy for these feelings is activism. This activism includes diligently searching for and befriending other non-believers, working with as many other non-believers as possible to address social ills, continuing to be educated about the factual world, providing positive expressions for secular ideas through writing and public speaking, and strengthening the secular community by supporting existing organizations as well as creating dynamic new ones. Unfettered activism is captured in the purpose of the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers."

Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers  - facebook page


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