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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 21 2011

Black Non-Believers of Chicago: Interview with Kimberly Veal

Kimberly Veal is the Co-Host of Black FreeThinkers Radio and President of Black Non-Believers of Chicago.  Kimberly is focused on community outreach and scholarship. BS: What led you to create the Black Non-Believers of Chicago group?  What are some of the initiatives the group has undertaken and what has been the response of the local community? …

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Nov 17 2011

Black Non-Believers of Atlanta: Interview with Mandisa L. Thomas

Mandisa Thomas is a co-founder and current President of the Black Nonbelievers of Atlanta.  Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism and a bit of Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through reading these stories and …

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Nov 14 2011

Prayer Warriors and Freethinkers (on the Texas Freethought Con)

  by Sikivu Hutchinson Excerpt From: The New Humanism The prayer warriors have descended on the Crenshaw parking lot in South L.A. The first sentry, a slight man in athletic shorts, weaves through the parked cars on an old Schwinn. He flags down the driver of a T-Bird. They exchange quick greetings then bow their …

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Nov 09 2011

Voters Smackdown Insanity

By Sikivu Hutchinson In a sign that humanist rationality can prevail in the American mainstream, voters scored key moral victories for civil and human rights in Mississippi, Ohio and Arizona.  The defeat of Proposition 26, the so-called personhood initiative, is a major blow to the pro-death forces seeking to turn back the clock on women’s …

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Nov 08 2011

My Savvy Sister Profile of Sikivu Hutchinson

My Savvy Sister of the Week Profile by Editor Te-Erika Patterson Sikivu Hutchinson is the author of Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars.   She founded the Women’s Leadership Project (WLP), a South L.A.-based feminist mentoring and social justice advocacy program for high school girls of color. The WLP trains young women …

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Nov 06 2011

Black Skeptics on Black Freethinkers Blogtalk Show!

Black Skeptics Group

  Black Skeptics Group The Black Skeptics will be appearing on the Black Freethinkers Blogtalk Show this Sunday at 2:00 CT. The Black Freethinkers show is a weekly forum for black non-believers hosted by Mandeesa Latifah Thomas and Kim from the Black Non-Believers of Atlanta. black-skeptics-group-introduction

Nov 01 2011

My Gawd! It’s a Miracle!

By Norm Allen On October 29, 2011, the Associated Press ran a heartwarming story about an adorable dog that cheated death. (“Stray dog awaits adoption after surving gas chamber,” The Buffalo News, p. A7.) On October 3rd, a new operator of a gas chamber run by the Animal Control Department in Florence, Alabama, placed the …

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