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Michael Lackey replied to Michael Lackey's discussion New book about prominent black intellectuals in the group Black Freethought
"Dear Kenyatta, I agree.  I find the insights of the black integrationists interesting, especially in light of the ugly race problems that continue to plague our country.  I continue to believe that the black integrationists have some solid…"
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kenyatta yamel replied to Michael Lackey's discussion New book about prominent black intellectuals in the group Black Freethought
"yes it is a major topic of discussion. i had difficulty with some of those separists when i was younger."
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kenyatta yamel replied to Michael Lackey's discussion New book about prominent black intellectuals in the group Black Freethought
"this sounds interesting."
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Regina Goodwin replied to Michael Lackey's discussion New book about prominent black intellectuals in the group Black Freethought
"Thank you for the 411."
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Michael Lackey replied to Michael Lackey's discussion New book about prominent black intellectuals in the group Black Freethought
"Dear Gerard, Thank you for your kind words about my book--much appreciated. The new book, however, does not discuss religion in the African American community.  This book is primarily interested in the philosophies underwriting separatism and…"
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New book about prominent black intellectuals

Just wanted to let you all know about my new book, which I believe would interest some of you.  My first book was about African American atheists, and one of my biggest heroes is J. Saunders Redding, who is one of our country's most insightful atheist writers.  After doing that book, I decided to write a biography about Redding.  Redding was part of the Haverford Group, which consisted of major black intellectuals, including Ralph Ellison, John Hope Franklin, Kenneth Clark, Adelaide M.…See More
Oct 10, 2013
Michael Lackey replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Vatican Corrects Pope - Says Atheists and Other non-Catholics Going to Hell in the group Atheist News
"Actually, it's only when the Pope speaks ex cathedra that it is considered infallible.  And most Popes never speak ex cathedra.  By the way, Francis' position is not new.  Catholic theologians have developed a theory about…"
May 29, 2013
Michael Lackey commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"There has been a shift in recent years., which has made it not just acceptable but also advantageous to flaunt one's atheist and/or anti-religious orientation.  I can only comment on the academic side, but I think it applies to so much…"
Mar 9, 2013
Michael Lackey commented on moJoe's group Atheist News
"Joan, The Erdrich/Dorris story is simply awful, too terrible to even imagine.  I don't discuss that in my book.  My focus is primarily on the way Christianity has functioned in the early twentieth century to divest Native Americans…"
Mar 10, 2012
Michael Lackey commented on moJoe's group Atheist News
"Sentient, It's possible that it's not officially out.  I got my copies on Thursday, which means that the book should be available any day now.  I don't know what kind of gap there is between production and availability, but…"
Mar 10, 2012
Michael Lackey commented on moJoe's group Atheist News
"For many years I had been told that Hitler and the Nazis did what they did because they were atheists.  About fifteen years ago, I started to do research to see if this were true, and I discovered that it is not.  About six years ago, I…"
Mar 10, 2012
Michael Lackey commented on Ralph Dumain's group Black Freethought
"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"
Mar 10, 2012
Michael Lackey commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"Thank you, Annie.  And, by the way, here's the link to the book: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=166691&SubjectId=1023&Subject2Id=1455"
Mar 9, 2012
Michael Lackey commented on Bjorn Watland's group Minnesota Atheists
Mar 9, 2012

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At 5:54pm on April 27, 2010, Anwar Diamante said…
Hi Michael,
I am assuming that your semester is coming to a close?

I still have another month to go because I am teaching spring semester which started in March and it ends the first of June. Anywho, I just wanted to check and see how everything is going with you.

Anwar
At 9:57am on March 16, 2010, Anwar Diamante said…
Hi Michael,

Thanks for checking up on me. I really appreciate that ( :
Well, I am actually gearing up to work on writing an essay on claude McKay its due the end of June (hopefully the editor likes it).
I didn't get into CUNY grad Center. So, that sucked...lol
I am applying to Teachers College and St. John's and Nova Southeastern U in Florida. So, when one door closes another shall open.

Congrats on finishing the book. The curse of Atlas and Sisyphus is now over...lol
The life of an academic is not easy.
Take care,and thanks again,
Anwar
At 7:23am on February 21, 2010, Anwar Diamante said…
Hey Michael,
How is the writing, teaching, and personal life going? I just wanted to say hello. I love the photo, its precious...
At 6:51pm on November 13, 2009, Anwar Diamante said…
Michael,
You literally read my mind. It is truly overwhelming. I am quitting (tomorrow) my second job. I literally did not have time to do anything. So, now, I have time to do apply. I have been questioning people as to what phd would work for me. I realize that I want he pedagogical emphasis but the research backing. So, I decided to apply to Teachers College (Columbia) and CUNY grad center for their Urban Ed Phd. I still, light years from now, want to study law. However, that will have to wait because if I am able to go back to school I will have pay off a huge debt from school.

However, I am glad to hear that you are reaching a conclusion with your book. I am as a matter of fact looking at your book right now. I had to request it through Inter-library loan from Hunter College and I am also reading Donald R Barbera's book too Black and Not Baptist. I was talking to a fellow colleague and she told me you must make the time to write and study and make a list of all the things you want to write about so you can have enough material through out your academic career.

So, I am putting my mind to pen and paper...
Talk to you soon,
Anwar
At 8:27am on November 13, 2009, Anwar Diamante said…
Hey, how is the semester treating you?
At 2:30pm on October 2, 2009, Anwar Diamante said…
Ditto, I am grading papers for both classes this weekend. I have to make the tyrant announcement about respecting deadlines. I know how you feel about meetings. I am working two job, trying really hard to squeeze in time for application deadlines for phd programs and make time for myself and my partner. So, I feel your pain...
At 9:56am on September 28, 2009, Anwar Diamante said…
Hey, how is the semester going?
At 12:06am on September 13, 2009, Anwar Diamante said…
Wow Michael, thank you so much for commenting back it really means a lot to me. I propose that I look at atheism as a black gay man and how we have to come out of various closets. We are considered socially unaccapetable because of the social stigma attached. However, even if we are accepted for being gay it is the ultimate slap in the face if we are atheist. I remember reading a lesson before dying and a raisin in the sun and the atheist characters were slapped because they professed their atheism... So,
At 11:03am on September 9, 2009, Anwar Diamante said…
Hi Michael, I am so pleased to be able to leave you a message. I was conducting a search on works about African-American Atheists and came across your book. I was so thrilled to discover any books on the subject. I would love to talk to you about what inspired you to write such a work. I want to write a book about black gay men and their response to religion and sexuality. Of course its a work in progress.
At 7:17pm on August 7, 2009, A Former Member said…
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