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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Latest Activity: Apr 6


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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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

Started by Regina Goodwin Feb 16, 2015. 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...

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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 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

Comment by Blacknonbelieversmetroorlando on February 3, 2012 at 6:59pm

If you're a black atheist, freethinker, agnostic, or skeptic who lives in the Orlando, Florida area, you should check us out:

Comment by Ralph Dumain on January 28, 2012 at 7:13pm

Welcome to all newcomers. I've been busy this month, haven't checked in since my last post. Please note that membership is open to all without distinction or qualification (trolls excepted, of course).

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"


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