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.

Discussion Forum

God Doesn't Make Mistakes (WARNING: Contains horrific photo)

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

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Slave Sermons

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Day of Solidarity for Black Non Believers

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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


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

Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

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Comment by Joe Monroe on January 27, 2012 at 10:24pm

Please check out 

Black Talk Radio Network™

check out Podcasts

Great show with lot of information 

Comment by Josh Kutchinsky on January 27, 2012 at 3:15am

Hi Lawrence,

Please do take a look at humanist support egroup  there are members from many African countries. Note that it is not a forum for discussion but a means of sharing news (good and bad) with some of the leading figures in the humanist/atheist/secularist movement around the world.

Comment by Lawrence Mmoloke on January 27, 2012 at 1:33am

I am atheist from South Africa and the reason i joined this website is to primarily interact with like minded people. In South Africa there is only a handfull number of atheists let alone black atheists. more than often one has to begin explaining what atheism is to most people and belief me that is not an easy task. It is mostly due to the fact that many think in terms of black and white about religion, it is either you are with god (christian god in most instances) or satan. this is obviously motivated by the history of the country. however i have noted that amongst black communities there is reversion to traditional rituals (social backwardness) as a way of reasserting African identities. If you reject this like me you are labelled a cocoanut and you risk social rejection and isolation. What is amazing is that the country has a treasure trove of primate evolution and most people are ignorant of it.

Comment by Josh Kutchinsky on January 3, 2012 at 2:35am

I hope that the membership qualification of African descent goes back awhile. In which case I can be included. I would like to be able to hear what people are saying and to just from time to time convey some news from friends in Africa. Back in 2004 I attended a 'Visions for Africa' conference in Kampala Uganda organised by the Ugandan Humanist Association (UHASSO) and IHEU.  I went with my very good friend the writer E.A.Markham  who unfortunately died a few years ago. After that conference I started a humanist support egroup which I co-moderate with Leo Igwe from Nigeria and Deo Ssekitoleeko from Uganda. I am a British Humanist Association representative to IHEU and on the IHEU advisory group for the Uganda Humanist Schools. In relation to identity an article which I wrote awhile back might be of interest "Why I am an ex-Jew"

Comment by Ralph Dumain on January 2, 2012 at 5:53am

Happy new year to all. I've been busy on Facebook, and with other projects, and with everyday life. I see we are now up to 475 members. Congrats to Raina Rhoades on her new blog and to all other endeavors in this area. I am starting out the new year in a good mood, which may not be discernible when I'm attacking intellectual mediocrity even more viciously than I did prior to January 1. Civilization is sinking fast, and intellectual life along with it, but here at least things are moving.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 25, 2011 at 5:59pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 25, 2011 at 12:37am

I was in a small room for the most part with Greydon Square spittn' ... fug; intense individual on a mission; that's all I got now... btw I'm some white skinned guy that happens to be a godless hip hop (hardcore not the mtv junk) fan... and throw some Behemoth at the christcriminal types while I'm at it payce!

Comment by Dean Dazzle on December 8, 2011 at 9:00pm

My family isn't religious so i wouldn't know what it's like to "celebrate" Xmas in a Christian home but you can just keep in mind that the origin of Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus at all. It was a celebration of the Winter Solstice until about 200 years after Jesus' death the church adopted it.. then it was Christmas.

Comment by Daniel W on December 5, 2011 at 9:02am

I dont know if this has been posted here before - just in case,here is a series in The Root highlighting Black Atheism.  It was interesting reading for me.

Comment by Raina R. on November 15, 2011 at 7:04pm

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