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 March 24, 2012 at 7:42am

I think it would be more convenient to make the justice issue a discussion thread more than a running wall commentary. Again, I've been a busy boy and haven't checked in frequently as I should. I will be at the Reason Rally in DC today, though.

Comment by Daniel W on March 18, 2012 at 11:52pm

An invitation to anyone who is interested.

Justice For All

Justice For All

Atheists have our own ideas about what is just and what is unjust.  This group will explore the elusive concept of justice.  Topics include racial justice, death penalty, imprisonment, crime, and other aspects of justice in modern society and in history.  Without gods, what is the basis for justice?  What do humanists and others say about justice?

Comment by Daniel W on March 15, 2012 at 10:34am

AnneT.  Signed, thanks.  Investigation is needed. It's impossible to believe that racism is not the issue here.  I don't know if they care about petition signing from way out of state, but I signed anyway.

Comment by thomas smith on March 15, 2012 at 10:16am

as tragic as it is the murder of Trayvon Martin is not the real issue, the real issue is the justification / lack of response by the police force

Comment by annet on March 15, 2012 at 12:47am

this needs signing:

Why This Is Important

On February 26, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.

Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 6:54am

Dear Eddie, Yes, it is available as an ebook, and I think you can get it through Continuum (the link is below) or through Amazon.  If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think.

Talk to you later,


Comment by Eddie E. Hicks Sr. on March 9, 2012 at 7:56pm

Mike is your book available in ebook format?

Comment by Michael Lackey on March 9, 2012 at 5:13pm

Dear Comrades, Just wanted to let you all know that my new book was just released yesterday.  It is titled: The Modernist God State: A Literary Study of the Nazis' Christian Reich.  Here's the link:

I demonstrate that Hitler and the Nazis considered themselves Christian.  What some of you might find interesting, especially you Ralph, is my work on Richard Wright.  I also do an extensive analysis of Alice Walker's work.  If any of you have questions, please feel free to ask.

All Best,


Comment by Ralph Dumain on March 9, 2012 at 2:17pm

Greetings again. I've been too busy to check in as often as I should. Just a few notes: (1) Some of the remarks on this wall could be starters for discussions in the discussions forum, such as "Beyond the Political Spectrum. (2) "Slavery By Another Name" was one of the best documentaries of the Jim Crow era I've seen, as it focused on an aspect of exploitation missing from many excellent earlier documentaries. (3) I arrived at the DC Day of Solidarity two hours after it ended, but many folks were still there. (4) I got a lot out of Black History Month, which for me is a year-round affair, anyway. One such endeavor was looking into poetry anthologies of the Harlem Renaissance era. (5) As far as freethought intellectual activity, I've been reading Ludwig Feuerbach, which has given me a whole new arsenal to draw on. (6) How many of you folks will be attending the Reason Rally in DC on March 24?

Comment by J. Sims on March 9, 2012 at 1:54pm

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