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Date registered: October 31, 2011

Biography

The Black Skeptics blog space spotlights the work of black skeptics, freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, humanists and other heretics who would dare to buck the orthodoxies of blind faith. Black Skeptics Group Los Angeles, is a 501c3 organization. It was founded in January 2010 as a community-based organization promoting education, advocacy and media outreach for black secularists of all persuasions. Contact info: [email protected]

Latest posts

  1. BSLA’s 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholars! — July 15, 2014
  2. Black Atheists of Philadelphia’s HIV Testing Day Outreach — July 7, 2014
  3. Atheist/Humanist Statement Condemning US Border Crisis & Nativist Attacks on Undocumented Immigrants — July 2, 2014
  4. Not Just Christian Fascism: Economic Justice & the Hobby Lobby Atrocity — July 1, 2014
  5. Black Skeptics & POCBF Nat’l HIV Testing Day Outreach — June 27, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Calling out Racism on the RDF site — 185 comments
  2. Slaves like Us: American Atheists on the Plantation — 112 comments
  3. What Not to Say to Radical Atheists/Humanists of Color — 77 comments
  4. White Boyz With Problems — 75 comments
  5. The Uppity Negress & the O.G.s — 75 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 15 2014

BSLA’s 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholars!

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High dropout and push-out rates, mass incarceration, skyrocketing college fees, diminishing financial aid opportunities, lack of mentors, first in the family status:  these barriers to college access are especially acute for undocumented, homeless, foster care and LGBTQ youth of color. Black Skeptics Los Angeles proudly announces our 2014 First in the Family Humanist scholars and …

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Jul 07 2014

Black Atheists of Philadelphia’s HIV Testing Day Outreach

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By Jennifer Taylor When Kimberly Veal of the Black Freethinkers Radio Show informed the listening audience of a cooperative outreach plan for Black Skeptics Group and Greater Than AIDS to participate in promoting awareness and free on-site testing during National HIV Testing Day in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, DC I was interested in participating in …

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Jul 02 2014

Atheist/Humanist Statement Condemning US Border Crisis & Nativist Attacks on Undocumented Immigrants

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As many of you are aware there is a growing human rights crisis on the U.S. border vis-a-vis the treatment of unaccompanied minors and their families.  This has emboldened nativist and nationalist activists across the country.  I’ve drafted a brief statement condemning the racist/nativist treatment of refugee and undocumented communities and included it below.  Given the lack of …

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Jul 01 2014

Not Just Christian Fascism: Economic Justice & the Hobby Lobby Atrocity

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By Sikivu Hutchinson The myth of American exceptionalism has always been impervious to data and empirical evidence.  Despite being the richest most prolific jailer in the world, the U.S. is fond of favorably comparing itself to Western Europe with its evil big government social welfare safety net and waning capitalist moxie.  Despite allowing Christian fascists …

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Jun 27 2014

Black Skeptics & POCBF Nat’l HIV Testing Day Outreach

“According to the CDC, the rate of new HIV infections last year among young black women aged 13 to 29 was 11 times higher than the rate among young white women and four times higher than the rate among young Hispanic women” Black Skeptics L.A. and Chicago outreach sites for National HIV Testing Day: Black …

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Jun 24 2014

Support for Acid Attack Victim: Skepchick Advocacy

Surly Amy over at Skepchick has put out a call for support for a young Ugandan acid attack victim who will be receiving treatment at the Grossman Burn Foundation in Southern California.  The young woman needs a host family and financial aid while she’s receiving treatment over the course of a year. From Skepchick: A …

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Jun 18 2014

Wash Post Article: Atheism’s Race Problem & Our Fans

From my article “Atheism Has A Big Race Problem”: Just as cliché holds that there are no atheists in foxholes, it’s commonly believed that there are no atheists in overwhelmingly Christian black America. African Americans are the most religious ethnic group in the nation; nonbelievers make up just 1 percent of the population. That’s a problem, and not …

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Jun 05 2014

Bridging the STEM Divide Youth Conference & White Atheist STEM Hypocrites

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Do atheists care about STEM literacy and education as anything other than a gotcha debate point for religionists? In numerous articles about racism in STEM I’ve made the following point: “While Neil D.G. Tyson is widely revered as an icon of science literacy in humanist and atheist circles, there has been little to no humanist …

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May 13 2014

Black Atheists Stand in Solidarity with Week of Action for Marissa Alexander

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To raise awareness about mass incarceration and domestic violence, Black atheist groups will participate in the Mother’s Day Week of Action for Marissa Alexander from May 9th through 18th. Alexander is a Florida mother of three who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for protecting herself against her abusive ex-spouse in 2012. In November …

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May 05 2014

Bring Back Our Girls: May 5th Protests/Events

Bring Back Our Girls demonstration: We ask you to join on on May 5th, 2014 at 6pm, on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd and King Blvd (by the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall) to stand in solidarity. These girls are daughters, sisters, and friends and we need to show them that we care and will not …

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