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Date registered: October 31, 2011


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

May 01 2014

Bring Back Our Girls: African Agency & the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls

In the post, “Everyone is an Expert on Nigeria Now” blogger Atane discusses African political agency and why Western takes on the recent kidnapping of Nigerian school girls in Chibok by Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram reek of paternalism: 1. After the news broke that some of the kidnapped girls had been taken across the …

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Apr 28 2014

The Sterling Shuffle: Unpacking White Jewish Racism


By Sikivu Hutchinson Every Sunday for the past several years the mug of real estate mogul and L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has commanded prime ad space in the Los Angeles Times. Touting Sterling’s philanthropy, these ads often feature grinning photos of prominent African American politicians, religious leaders and other glad-handing public figures who’ve received …

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Apr 19 2014

Call to Action: Greta Christina discusses “Coming Out Atheist”!


Greta Christina’s timely, insightful new book Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why? dropped a few days ago! Black Skeptics interviewed her on the intersectional issues she addresses in the book, including the Atheism Plus phenomenon, feminism and social justice: BS: In the book you stress the value …

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Apr 15 2014

Support the 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund

Last year, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college. Responding directly to the school-to-prison pipeline crisis in communities of color, BSLA is the …

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Apr 08 2014

Abortion Rights Emergency! Nat’l Speak-outs/Webcast & Protests

April 11 & 12th: Abortion on Demand & Without Apology From Stop Patriarchy: Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. Already, women in this country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort by inserting sharp objects in their vaginas, taking pills, asking their boyfriends to beat them up, and …

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Apr 08 2014

Black Feminism & Atheism: A Talk at Pitzer College

Pitzer talk

Black women who refuse to remain silent about sexism, misogyny, patriarchy and religious control are deemed to be race traitors.  Girls of color learn very early on from the Black Church that allegiance to boys and men of color supersedes their allegiance to themselves.  They learn that there will be no “My Sister’s Keeper” initiatives …

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Apr 01 2014

Thank God for Abortion: What’s At Stake for Black Women

By Favianna Rodriguez

By Sikivu Hutchinson Thank “God” for abortion.  More specifically, thank the Christian god, the vengeful omniscient one that white anti-abortion terrorists ritually invoke to justify the murder, mayhem and fear they inflict on thousands of American women in the name of Jesus. At each of the two clinics where I gratefully got abortions in the …

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Mar 20 2014

Moving Social Justice Conference: October ’14 CFI-Los Angeles


Last year, the Black Skeptics Group, a 501c3 organization, was the first atheist organization to address educational inequity in communities of color with our First in the Family Humanist scholarship for undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ students.  Over the past three years we’ve also sponsored STEM education, prison-pipelining and youth leadership outreach to highlight …

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Mar 16 2014

Who Wants to be A Rocket Scientist? Race, Gender and the STEM Divide

By Sikivu Hutchinson From The Humanist Criminal.  Gangbanger.  “Baby daddy”.  Drug dealer.  Ball player.  Brainstorming recently about the psychological impact of media images with a group of African American ninth graders in my Young Male Scholars program, these caricatures were the primary images they associated with black men.  White men were identified with images of …

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Mar 04 2014

Atheists Support L.A. Pastor Facing “Tribunal” for LGBT Advocacy

Seth Pickens

By Sikivu Hutchinson, From Religion Dispatches On Sunday morning I went to a church service for the first time in decades.  I was there as a community member to support Pastor Seth Pickens of Zion Hill Baptist church in South Los Angeles.  A few days before, I’d received an urgent plea from Teka-Lark Fleming, publisher …

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