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Blackskeptics

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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. Call to Action: Greta Christina discusses “Coming Out Atheist”! — April 19, 2014
  2. Support the 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund — April 15, 2014
  3. Abortion Rights Emergency! Nat’l Speak-outs/Webcast & Protests — April 8, 2014
  4. Black Feminism & Atheism: A Talk at Pitzer College — April 8, 2014
  5. Thank God for Abortion: What’s At Stake for Black Women — April 1, 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. The Uppity Negress & the O.G.s — 75 comments
  5. White Boyz With Problems — 75 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 30 2013

#solidarityisforwhitewomen? Calling on atheist orgs to Support Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander

By Sikivu Hutchinson What happens when an African American female intimate partner violence victim attempts to defend herself after years of domestic terror?  She gets slapped with a mandatory minimum 20 years in prison for aggravated assault.  Such was the case for Marissa Alexander, a 32 year-old Florida mother of three with no prior criminal …

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Aug 28 2013

Freethought Giant A. Philip Randolph and the March on Washington

By Sikivu Hutchinson As the nation commemorates the 1963 March on Washington, many are unaware of the towering role played by freethought pioneer A. Philip Randolph.  Randolph founded the March on Washington movement during World War II as a challenge to wartime employment discrimination and the segregation of African American troops.  As founder of the …

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Aug 22 2013

White Boyz With Problems

By Sikivu Hutchinson Back in the day, an all-female rap group called Bytches with Problems (BWP) enjoyed their fourteen-and-a-half minutes of fame on the hip hop scene.  The group’s strategically misspelled name was interpreted by some as an ironic nod to the L.A. gangsta rap group NWA as well as a feeble attempt at “reclaiming” …

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Aug 12 2013

New Wave of Secular Leadership? Be Cautious

Donald Wright, author

By Donald Wright Sunday morning is approaching and churches will be occupied and active, not like the emptiness on the other days of the week. The congregants are excited in preparation to hear the message from the pastor. When I was attending a mega-church here in Houston a few years ago it was not uncommon …

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Aug 09 2013

ANOTHER WHITE WOMAN HAS GONE MISSING

MISSING SINCE MAY '13

By Sikivu Hutchinson A few nights ago around 11:00 p.m., virtually everyone in the state of California was rudely jolted into consciousness by a shrill cell phone blasted Amber alert about the abduction of a teenage white girl by a 40 year-old male.  Privileged victim Hannah Anderson (who the media obsessively tell us is blond …

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Aug 08 2013

Predators Beyond Belief

By Sikivu Hutchinson Oh to be middle-aged, male, skeptic and white — master of the rational universe.  The ad nauseum propagandistic bullshit that atheist/secularis/freethought circles are magically exempt from institutional racism, sexism and heterosexism continues to be blown to bits by allegations of pervasive sexual harassment, assault and workplace discrimination from women in the field.  …

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Aug 06 2013

Blackout Secular Rally Draws Non-Believers of Color Nationwide

Mandisa and Marissa

  By Mandisa L. Thomas On July 27th, 2013, Black Atheists of America and Black Nonbelievers, Inc. presented the first ever Blackout Secular Rally in New York City. The event was a celebration of diversity in the freethought community, and the growing number of openly identified nontheists of color. Speaker and performers for the Blackout …

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Jul 31 2013

Sikivu Hutchinson on the Exhale Show: Faith & Religion

Exhale show hosts

Exhale show: Aspire Network Wednesday, July 31st: Faith & Religion Season 1 Episode 5 Airing on July 31, 2013, 8/7CT The women of Exhale are having some spirited conversation with Columbia Pictures Executive and Author of Produced By Faith Devon Franklin, R&B Artist Kelly Price, Pastor Beverly Bam Crawford and Atheist and Author of Moral …

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Jul 29 2013

To Hell with Steve King: A Note of Gratitude

BSLA, Hugo & his mom

As Congress continues its endless partisan gyrations on immigration reform and Tea Party shills like Steve King ramp up their nativist/racist rhetoric about “criminal” undocumented youth, the lives and futures of real undocumented youth hang in the balance.  BSLA scholarship recipient Hugo Cervantes writes: My mother works 8am-7pm Monday to Friday, working as a maid …

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Jul 25 2013

The BLACKOUT: Secular Rally in New York

Mandisa Thomas, BN

  The BLACKOUT: Secular Rally is the first-ever rally featuring non-believers of color and is scheduled for Saturday, July 27th at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York from 1:30pm to 6:00 pm. The event is being hosted by Black Atheists of America and Black NonBelievers. The purpose of the event is to celebrate secularism …

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