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.

Members: 511
Latest Activity: Aug 20


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)

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Oct 18, 2015. 10 Replies

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

Started by Ralph Dumain. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Mar 30, 2015. 1 Reply

Slave Sermons

Started by Anubis Feb 24, 2015. 0 Replies

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...

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!!

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

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Comment by Greydon Square on July 27, 2009 at 3:10pm
Just found out about the group, pretty clean, looking forward to learning.

Comment by Phil Jones on July 22, 2009 at 11:44pm

check it out if you can. Its free.
Comment by milton franklin on July 16, 2009 at 10:46am
Much respect to all you dark skin thinkers. After more than forty years searching it turns out you are there, this site just made the search a lot less difficult.
Real leadership can only come from intelligent people, and you are the most intelligent of all. May be you are the real "Talented Tenth". Dr. Du Bois would be proud.
Look forward to doing some good things with you guys. You're the best
Comment by AcesLucky on July 15, 2009 at 6:52pm
A snip from Secular Humanism Online News -- Re: Norm Allen Jr., by way of CFI (Council for secular Humanism), Vol. 5 No. 7 Update:

By Norm R. Allen Jr.

I will be speaking to the Center for Inquiry/Harlem Discussion Group and the Center for Inquiry/Indiana in the near future. From August 7-9, there will be a groundbreaking gathering of African American non-theists in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference has been called by Atlanta resident Gary C. Booker in an effort to combat negative religious teachings and pseudoscience in the African community. The workshops will be held at the Atlanta Fulton Public Library downtown at 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, Georgia, 30307. For more information, contact Gary C. Booker at
Comment by Ralph Dumain on July 14, 2009 at 12:17am
The yahoo group has some worthwhile people and discussions on it, but there are also retarded Afrocentric crackpots there whose level of conversation approaches the brain death of
Comment by animus on July 12, 2009 at 1:16am
Wow! Just as I pictured it... S. Wonder
Oh look To-to, there is the Grand Wizard!
If this is a dream... click my heels and go back to being a frog!
Hello everyone, glad ta almost seeya, well close!
Comment by Dave Myers on July 10, 2009 at 7:03pm
Hi Big Twin , I've read in your Bio that you enjoy the game of tennis ??
Comment by BigTwinOne on July 10, 2009 at 6:24pm
Just looking around and trying to figure out how this will work out for me and my needs.
Comment by Daniel W on July 7, 2009 at 10:58am
There was a recent attack in British Columbia, 3 whte men attacking one Black man on the street. It was caught on by a bystander who posted on YouTube. I posted a link here in the "Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, Culture" group, so am not re-posting here, to avoid redundancy. Comments welcome.

As I commented there, it's amazing what YouTube is doing to change the world. Without it, we would rarely have the graphic evidence for this type of episode.

The visual effect of a group of young white men approach someone with intimidation is educational, to say the least.
Comment by Daniel W on June 24, 2009 at 2:13pm
I hope that members of this discussion group are also aware of the discussion group "Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture".

The purpose of the group is for members to learn and discuss about roles of race and ethnicity. This includes discussion of what is the current racial and ethnic situation, how did the current situation evolve, how to improve the current status, and improve understanding in general. Most topics are started based on current news articles, editorials, and events, but also thoughts that come to mind.

I hope this is interesting regardless of someone's race or ethnic backgrounds. Also, from people in different regions and nationalities.

This is a bit separate from the Black Freethought discussion group, although naturally there is some overlap. Both groups have very important roles on A|N.

It would be great to see the group grow! I hope to see more discussion and some positive steps taken in understanding and building friendship.

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