Alix Jules On Being An African American Humanist

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Below find a really good video from Alix Jules on his religious journey, his experience as a black humanist, and the ways that blacks’ relationships to religion are less black and white than often painted. Alix Jules is one of our new bloggers on Patheos’s atheism channel. You can read his blog at The Graffiti Wall. Here’s [Read More...]

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Be Secular Interviews, Mandisa Thomas Black and Me

Tonight at 9pm Eastern Time, I will be on Mark Nebo’s “Be Secular Interview of the Week” show. Go here to watch live and, of course, I’ll post the video afterwards. Below is his interview last week with Mandisa Thomas, a founder and current President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. and an organizer of last weekend’s [Read More...]

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Black And Godless In America

Listen to Jamila Bey and Norm Allen describe their experience as atheists unifying.  For a taste of what they have to say, here is Jamila Bey in The Root: Among black folks, if you’re a criminal who shows up at a service on whatever Sabbath you subscribe to, you’re just a fallen human who is [Read More...]

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Black, Godless, and Stigmatized: “It’s like we’re fighting for our rights all over again.”

Black Americans may struggle even more to come out as atheists than members of other groups: Standing before a room full of fellow African-Americans, Jamila Bey took a deep breath and announced she’s come out of the closet. Her soul-bearing declaration is nearly taboo, she says. “It’s the A-word,” said Bey, 33, feigning a whisper. [Read More...]

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