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 Ralph Dumain on January 19, 2010 at 12:46pm
This group is open to all non-disruptive individuals on an equal basis. I'm curious about something in your statement, Sarah. You wish to keep your adopted African son connected with both his African culture (I assume this means his nation of origin) and Black American culture? What do you think these two cultures have in common? And what do you think a connection with Black American culture actually means? And how would one keep a child connected with his country of origin thousands of miles away?
Comment by Hobo Sarah on January 18, 2010 at 4:47pm
I am not black but my son is (adopted from Africa) and it is very important for me to do everything in my power to keep him connected with his African Culture, the American Black Culture, and strong ideology and roll models withing those cultures as well as my own personal morals. As an American Indian/White chick who is also a Secular Humanist it means I have some work ahead of me! I hope no one minds that I joined this group and plan to lurk around and read what people say!
Comment by Steve LOWE on January 13, 2010 at 5:10pm
African Americans for Humanism Conference
Washington, DC
May 16, 2010
Comment by Ralph Dumain on January 12, 2010 at 8:39pm
I once asked Robeson's biographer Martin Duberman about Robeson's religious beliefs. He was defensive & cagey in responding; I don't recall his answer, though. Robeson does make reference to Providence; Duberman suggested that Robeson didn't take refuge in the Bible, but who knows? A friend of Robeson's the black communist Lloyd Brown, did say that he (Brown) was culturally religious (if I recall correctly), and he may have wanted to create the impression that Robeson was, too. I wish I knew more. Many black lefties were on the down low about religion. Others you never heard of, maybe not so much.
Comment by J.Muntu on January 12, 2010 at 8:29pm
How could I not sign up when I saw you had a picture of "The Man" himself, the autodidact, the man who graces the wall in my living room- Hubert Henry Harrison. That is a great look for the groups logo. His is a story of great inspiration to me,which had made me wonder how many other greats like hisself that I was not aware of J.A Rogers and Paul Robeson (not sure of Robeson's religious beliefs but defintely a freethinker). These are people the youth need to hear and know about. I have the utmost respect for waht Dr. King did but its alot deeper than that. We need to pisk our own heros instead of being told who to celebrate. I digress, but just a thought.
Anyway thx for the welcome.
Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2009 at 9:10pm
Happy New Year to all of the members of Black Freethought. Have a happy, healthy, prosperous 2010!
Comment by Scronny on December 5, 2009 at 5:35pm
hey everybody
Comment by Dave Myers on December 2, 2009 at 11:09pm
Thank you for the invite (smile) .
Comment by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 29, 2009 at 7:30am
Wlcome to Black Freethought, Monica.
Comment by Monica Meas on November 29, 2009 at 2:01am
I'm not african american......but I find this group interesting. :D

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