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Category Archive: African Americans

Dec 10 2011

2011: Year of the Black Atheists

By Frederick Sparks OK, the title may be a tad hyperbolic, but in 2011, we have seen increased media coverage of black nonbelievers. Sikivu Hutchinson’s must-read Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values War was published in February, garnering rave reviews and enhancing the demand for the author as a speaker on the …

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Dec 07 2011

The Curious Case of Gays in the Black Church

By Frederick Sparks An oft repeated story in the black church and gospel music community involves 50s and 60s era gospel singing legend Mahalia Jackson making a cross country automobile trek with four male companions who were members of her singing troupe. The car suffers a flat and Jackson gets out of the car to …

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Sep 10 2011

Where are the Black Skeptics?

By Norm R. Allen Jr. Certainly, Black skeptics are to be found among members of such groups as the Black Skeptics. However, when many people think of skeptics, they think of individuals such as Michael Shermer, organizations such as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (formerly known as the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims …

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