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Black Nonbelievers, Inc: Can Atheist Black Women Beat Back Fundamentalism In America?

Black Nonbelievers, Inc. founder and president Mandisa Thomas talks about atheist activism, organizing, and her hopes for the future.

Leaving the black church, and gaining a humanist mission

Writer and activist Sincere Kirabo, social justice coordinator for the American Humanist Association, talks to Interfaith Voices about humanism, race, and religion in the Black community.

Humanist Profile: James Baldwin

TheHumanist.com profiles James Baldwin, known for his trenchant writing on race, class, and identity, and his involvement in the civil rights movement.

Humanist Profile: Ijeoma Oluo

TheHumanist.com profiles writer & activist Ijeoma Oluo, recipient of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award from the American Humanist Association.

Why Millennial Women Are Embracing Atheism

Young women from diverse backgrounds describe their identities, their activist work, and their steps away from religion.

Black atheists matter: how women freethinkers take on religion

Professor Chris Cameron looks at atheism in African American history and the role that women play in the movement today.

What It’s Like to Be Black and Atheist

African-Americans are statistically the most religious group in the U.S. Leaving that community can be extremely hard, and carry a heavy price. AAH Director Debbie Goddard and AAH speakers Alix Jules, Mandisa Thomas, Candace Gorham, and others share their perspectives as members of a minority within a minority.

Black Atheists Explain What It’s Like to Be a ‘Double Minority’

Sikivu Hutchinson, Mandisa Thomas, Anthony B. Pinn, Debbie Goddard, and Jamila Bey share their perspectives as members of a minority within a minority.

10 Fierce Atheists: Unapologetically Black Women Beyond Belief

AAH Advisor Sikivu Hutchinson highlights Mandisa Thomas, Debbie Goddard, and others for Women's History Month.

Atlanta Atheist Wants To Erase Stigma In Black Community

AAH Advisor and founder and President of Black Nonbelievers Inc. Mandisa Thomas is interviewed for Atlanta NPR station WABE about atheism in the black community.

Atheists use billboard to reach out to African-Americans

People of Color Beyond Faith President Kim Veal talks about her experience being an atheist in the black community and her efforts to reach out to other black nonbelievers as well as work with people of faith.

The challenges facing atheists in the U.S.

Black Nonbelievers Inc. Founder and President and AAH advisor Mandisa Thomas is featured, along with other members of the Black Nonbelievers community in Atlanta, in this CBS Sunday Morning segment on the challenges facing atheists in the U.S.

Confessions of a black atheist

Black Nonbelievers Inc. Founder and President and AAH advisor Mandisa Thomas writes in response to the CNN special on atheists in America, which largely ignored atheists of color.

When Challenging Racism, Humanists Need to Step Up

Roy Speckhardt of the American Humanist Association writes for The Huffington Post about the need for humanists to do their part in fighting institutional racism, and quotes Black Nonbelievers Inc. Founder and President Mandisa Thomas.

3 Myths About Black Atheists That Prove They Need Better Representation

In collaboration with Black Nonbelievers Inc. Founder and President Mandisa Thomas, Jarune Uwujaren writes about the misconceptions and stigmas associated with black atheists for Everyday Feminism.

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