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: 508
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2019


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

Can a man love 2 women at the same time?

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 15, 2019. 27 Replies

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

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Comment by Gerard R.Johnson on August 25, 2013 at 9:33am

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington seemed to me largely a quasi-religious revival taken over by black clerics who ignored the secular beginnings of the protest created by A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Did any one else sense that? That movement was driven by nonreligious activist,students,communist, socialist and progressive trade unionist and liberal adherents in the God/Jesus cult.. The black church is for the most part culturally conservative and slow to embrace change i.e., evolution, science, and gender and same-sex equality.  

Comment by Darrell Smith on July 9, 2013 at 9:37pm
Comment by Darrell Smith on July 9, 2013 at 9:36pm

BLACKOUT: Secular Rally ~ A Celebration of Diversit

Sat. July 27th, 2013 Queens NY

Comment by Harlem Humanists on July 9, 2013 at 8:20pm

Human Rights Activists Defends "Witchcraft" Children: Speaks - July 15th

After almost 4 years of trying, we finally get the chance to host the heroic human rights and child advocate Leo Igwe. Leo will be speaking on July 15th. The program will offer us the chance to hear harrowing challenges and on-going success stories. We'll also have the opportunity to understand our own part in "what's next?". 



Leo Igwe's work covers key areas of interest to us all. He's been doing social justice work for almost 15 years. He'll speak on the link between human rights, civil liberties, health, education and development. The link between skeptical reason, practical activism and social justice is an ongoing project you’re invited to join in. He's in NYC for only one day. Let's turn out to welcome him.


Details & RSVP - CFI-NYCFaceBookAtheist Nexus



The problems of child abuse, neglect, trafficking and suffering are well known. What is less well known is one of the causes is superstition, irrational tradition and a lack of science-based health care and education. This cripples communities and costs lives.


Now there is action that changes lives; rescuing these children from abandonment, stigmatization, mind-numbing abuse, and even murder. They are children (and adults, mostly women, often widows) who’ve been accused of witchcraft and demon possession. They suffer a loss of human rights, human dignity and hope. 


Secular Humanist, skeptic and child advocate Leo Igwe is changing things. He has survived slander, harassment by politicians and police, multiple assaults, imprisonment, home invasions and hospitalizing attacks on his family members. His property has been stolen. His father was blinded, losing an eye. He lives under ongoing threats. Yet he continues to risk all and tell the truth for those who's stories would otherwise have no rational witness.  

black(dot)beyond(dot)belief(at) Or 646-820-CFIH (2344)

Comment by Bobbi Cadence on May 8, 2013 at 7:49pm

Hi there! I am new to Atheistnexus, and I am not online much.

I am also on FB, Ravelry, and I have a wordpress-blog.
I do not consider myself a "weak" Atheist simply because I am NOT 100% Sure that God-Gods-Goddess Exist or not. I simply say I don't know, but I live my life according to the "natural laws" of this planet, NOT the bible written thousands of years ago when people "knew" the earth was flat.

Comment by Gerard R.Johnson on May 6, 2013 at 12:24pm

Happy birthday Hubert Henry Harrison.

Comment by Ralph Dumain on April 27, 2013 at 11:13am

Greetings. I have been away for some time, preoccupied with other matters. But I am signing in today to commemorate Hubert Harrison's 130th birthday. For more information, see my blog:

Comment by Darrell Smith on March 26, 2013 at 9:05am
Comment by Ralph Dumain on March 18, 2013 at 2:45pm

Greetings. I haven't checked in for a long time.  I've been preoccupied with personal and other intellectual matters. I see that we have now topped 500 members. There is so much going on in the realm of black freethought that I have not had time to update my web guide or keep up with it all. How things have changed since I first founded this group. Did any of you participate in last month's Day of Solidarity for black freethinkers?

Comment by Harlem Humanists on March 8, 2013 at 5:10pm

"Christianity & Black Oppression" this Sunday March 10th.
The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (Between Bank and Bethune)
New York, NY 10014 
MARCH 10TH 2013, 2:30 PM (THIS SUNDAY)
Christianity and Black Oppression:
Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten
Zay D Green
Christianity and Black Oppression: Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten presents the argument: How is it that Blacks have been Christianized for more than four hundred years and yet Blacks are stereotyped as morally and mentally inferior.  At the very first encounter between Europeans and Africans, Africans were perceived as “pagan”, “heathen”, “devil worshippers”.  The tool that would transform Africans, it was postulated, would be the Christian religion.  In spite of over four centuries of Christianity, the perception of Blacks as morally and mentally inferior has not changed.  Blacks, it would appear, carry a stigma that is genetic and therefore can be transmitted.  Christianity and Black Oppression: Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten also addresses the issue as to why there has not been a radical change in the perception of Blacks in spite of centuries of Blacks’ investment of an inordinate amount of time, energy, and money in the Christian religion.  Blacks were forced to surrender their African world view and adopt a Christian European dominated world view.  Black history and culture are marginalized, and at times demonized, within Christianity and this is transmitted to other areas of the lives of Blacks.  Indeed in this work, a comparison is made between the Dalits of India who are ostracized within the Hindu religion and Blacks who share the commonality of oppression that is based on a stigma that is supposedly genetic.  In the light of the fact that Christianity is considered to be an egalitarian religion, with a God who is benevolent and who intervenes in peoples’ lives and the reality of black oppression, the question then arises as to whether blacks are subjected to “divine racism.”
Zay D. Green is currently a High School Mathematics teacher. She was also a Librarian for many years. After attending Wolmer’s High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica where she grew up, Ms Green pursued a Bachelor’s Degree and a Diploma in Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Ms. Green also holds the M.A. in Psychology from Long Island University, New York and the M.L.S. degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Call us with any questions at 646-820-CFIH (2344)

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