Angelina was killed in a domestic violence incident that lead to a murder/suicide. She was a non-believer, just beginning to get involved in public/ organized atheism. She was a friend of Mandisa Thomas (founder and current president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., and member of Black Nonbelievers of Atlanta) and Bridgett ‘Bria’ Crutchfield (board member at Black Nonbelievers, Inc., president of Black Nonbelievers of Detroit, and founder of Minority Atheists of MI).
She leaves three children behind. I understand we do not consider ourselves to be a social group but I think we should look out for those who are in need.
The religious care for their own. It is why they have such a strong social presence. This isn’t a gun to your heads but a demand for us to hold ourselves to the humanitarian principles. It doesn’t matter what tragedy befell their parents.
What matters is that 3 children are alone and missing their mummy and daddy. And what matters is that we need to help them. We may not be able to help all the children in the world, but we can try. And we have to start here.