What we're about

Black Nonbelievers (BN) of Portland is an affiliate of BN, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fellowship of nonbelievers. Headquartered in the Atlanta area, the organization is dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly environment. We strive to connect with other Blacks (and their allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs, and might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.

BN welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age, national origin or race. We extend a caring embrace to all who wish to explore a meaningful and rational life.

Upcoming events (2)

2022 Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference

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The Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference is back for 2022!!!

Come One, Come All - to the annual event that highlights the voices and work of women of color who are atheist, humanist, skeptics, nonreligious, secular, etc.

Speakers/Presenters include:

  • Bridgett "Bria" Crutchfield
  • Nadya Dutchin
  • Candace Gorham
  • Suandria Hall
  • Charis Hoard
  • Sikivu Hutchinson
  • Cynthia McDonald
  • Charone Pagett
  • Sunny Secular
  • Mandisa Thomas

And MORE!!!

The full admission rate (which includes the reception and Diva's Ball) is once again $150. Online streaming is also available!

Visit the Women of Color Beyond Belief website for more information on childcare, payment plan options, and sponsorship opportunities. Be sure to book the special room rate of $149 per night as well.

Women of Color Beyond Belief is presented by Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics Group, and the Women's Leadership Project.

BN SeaCon 2022!

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BN will be back on the high seas again in 2022!!!

This time, we will be on the Carnival Freedom. Renovated in 2019, this ship boasts multiple dining options (many which are included in your cruise fare), a Seaside theater, nightclub, and great activities that are done the Carnival way.

From November 27th to December 3rd, join us for another installment of fun, exciting speakers, and educational sessions!!!

Ports of Call:

– Sailing from Miami, FL
– Mahogany Bay, Honduras
– Belize City, Belize
– Cozumel, Mexico

Cruise Sailing Dates: November 27th - December 3rd, 2022. There will be a precruise reception on November 26th. Information on pre and post cruise room blocks will be available shortly.

Speakers for BN SeaCon 2022 include:

– Dr. Sabrina Dent
– Dragnauct
– Wil Jeudy, M.D.
– Jena Miyu
– TJump
– Mandisa Thomas
– And MORE!!!

Prices start at $700* per person, double occupancy. Cabin mate pairing assistance can be provided. Single cabin options are also available. Rates include stateroom accommodations, taxes/port fees, and convention registration.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

You can still register for a reasonable deposit. Don’t wait, book today!!!

PLEASE make sure that you are vaccinated for this event. You will also be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test before we sail. We WILL be following all safety guidelines!!!

More information can be found by visiting https://bnseacon.com/, or https://blacknonbelievers.org/

*Shore excursions, drink packages, and other cruise activities are available for an additional charge. Rates do not include gratuities; prepay options are available.

We are looking forward to seeing you aboard the Freedom for #BNSeaCon2022!!!

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In The Cut! with Wil Jeudy.

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