What we're about

Black Nonbelievers is a 501 c3 non profit secular fellowship dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly environment. We strive to connect with other Blacks (and allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs who might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.

Mission Statement

The mission of Black Nonbelievers is to…
• Provide secular fellowship.
• Nurture and support nonbelievers in coming out.
• Promote atheist pride.
• Organize nonbelievers for charitable causes.

BN welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age or national origin and race.

Upcoming events (5)

HFFC Presents: What You Need to Know about Humanism and Race.

The Humanist and Freethinkers of Fairfield County's programming committee (based in Connecticut) has invited two of the leading African American Humanists in the country to engage us in a conversation about race and racial justice. Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc. and Freethought Heroine for 2019 will be returning (virtually this time) and will be joined by Dr. Anthony Pinn, named by the Harvard U. Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year” in 2006, Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice U, and Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa. Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies and the author of over 30 books and a leading scholar of African American humanism. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdOuvqjMvGNMVpK48T1yfIeHDqlMD53sn After registering, you will receive a Confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It is a good idea to join the meeting at least five minutes before the official 7:30 pm start. Dr. Pinn writes: “Life in the United States is and has always been tied to race, and has always been marked by racism.” Drawing from his book, "When Colorblindness Isn’t the Answer", Pinn calls on humanists to understand and act in the world in light of the implications of race. And he offers a set of “dos” and “don’ts” meant to help humanists get race right. Mandisa Thomas, founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, will discuss the ongoing question of diversity and inclusion within the secular community, what can be done to confront subconscious biases, and how people of color and the organizations created should be supported.

BN and ABH Presents: Atheism and Humanism across the African Diaspora

The Association of Black Humanists (United Kingdom) and Black Nonbelievers (United States) is proud to present a celebration of atheist and humanist representation across the African Diaspora! While we are in different parts of the world, we are coming together to share our experiences, as well as our work! Featured panelists will include: Clive Forrester and Hilarie Sobers - Jamaica David Ince - Barbados Leo Igwe - Nigeria Harrison Mumia - Kenya Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro - Puerto Rico And more! Information on how to support each organization/initiative will be shared throughout the program. We look forward to you joining us for this very special event!!! Register at https://bit.ly/3fRpbAF, or at the link provided in the description. You will receive an email confirmation once the form is completed.

BN SeaCon 2020!


We expanded our horizons aboard the Carnival Horizon in 2019, and in 2020 we'll make magic - on the Carnival Magic!!! Black Nonbelievers will be back on the high seas again in 2020!!! This time, we will embark on a 7-night adventure aboard the Carnival Magic. From November 14-21, join us for another installment of fun, exciting speakers, and this time, dancing lessons and workshops!!! Speakers and activities will include: * Bridgett Crutchfield * Candace Gorham * Drai Salmon * Mandisa Thomas * Ashton P. Woods * Mindfulness Meditation * Pre-Cruise Reception (on November 13th) * Salsa Dancing Lessons And MORE!!! Prices start at $800 per person, double occupancy. Includes convention registration, port fees, and taxes. Pairing assistance will be provided. Single cabin options are available; rates include convention registration, port fees and taxes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please visit bnseacon.com or blacknonbelievers.org Register here today! Deposits are due by January 10, 2020*; don’t wait to secure your space!!! *Deposits are nonrefundable

BN's 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue

2021 will mark 10 years of Black Nonbelievers and our work as an organization! Join us for some exciting presentations, workshops, and fun times in the city of New Orleans. Our 5th anniversary in 2016 was a blast, and this time it will be even better. It’s more than a conference – it’s a CELEBRATION!!! Featuring: – Mandisa Thomas – Jeremiah Camara – Chris Cameron – Bridgett Crutchfield – Sikivu Hutchinson – Gayle Jordan – Anthony Magnabosco – Darrel Ray – and MORE!!! January 15-17, 2021 Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Ave 333 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 Admission starts at just $99. Student rates are available. We also have some great support options, such as sponsorship and general donations. Be sure to reserve your room at our special rate as well!!! For more information and to register, please visit our website at www.blacknonbelievers.org.

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