What we're about

You can visit our official website at blacknonbelievers.org (http://blacknonbelievers.org/).

BN is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly community. We 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 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.

Meetings
BN members meet to discuss topics relevant to secular living as well as to socialize. As a community we celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other occasions. We offer workshops and other gatherings to educate the public on the views of nonbelievers. We also facilitate a Recovering from Religion (RfR) group to assist those in need of support while questioning their faith or dealing with the challenges of leaving religion. See our Calendar (http://blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com/calendar/) for details on specific meetings and activities.

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

Visit our website at http://www.blacknonbelievers.org

Upcoming events (4)

In The Cut with Host Kevon Cameron!

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Please join us for another episode of In The Cut, with Host Kevon Cameron!

Our special guest will be Je' Exodus Hooper, who is an Ethical Culture Leader, performance artist, and film director. Tune in to what is sure to be a wonderful conversation!

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel if you aren't already. And of course, we appreciate your continued support for BN!!!

Thomas Paine Birthday Celebration.

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On Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PST)/4:00 PM (EST), hundreds of people will gather on Zoom to celebrate the birthdate of an often-forgotten Founding Father, Thomas Paine. Hailed as “Freethought Hero” and great patriot, the January 29th event will be, as far as we know, the very first Zoom celebration of his birth. Zoom connections will be made from all over the world and everyone will be invited to deliver a toast in celebration of the life and work of this amazing champion of reason, independent thought, and revolutionary ideas.

The event is presented by the newly-formed Thomas Paine Memorial Association (TPMA), a 501(c)3 organization, with the purpose of educating the public and installing statues of Thomas Paine in Washington, DC and other places of significance to the life of Thomas Paine.

During the Thomas Paine Birthdate Celebration, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation (SFF) is pleased to offer an opportunity to TRIPLE any donation that is received. A $17.76 donation will be matched to become $53.28, and a $1,776 donation becomes $5,328! An opportunity such as this should not be missed. To triple your money, donate at:

https://thomaspainememorial.org/donation/

The American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Freethought Society, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association are cosponsors.

Todd Stiefel will open the program with a few words about his triple-match offer and why the statue project is important.

TPMA board members, including John de Lancie, Julia Sweeney, Gary Berton, Ann Druyan, Marnie Mosiman de Lancie, Christopher Cameron, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Tom Legg, and Robyn Blumner will welcome everyone to the event.

Actor Ian Ruskin will speak about his experiences portraying Thomas Paine. He will share photos of appearances and will include an overview of his “Walk in the Footsteps of Thomas Paine” tour that took place in England.

TPMA president Margaret Downey will be talking about the many Thomas Paine-themed activities she has sponsored, including her “Walk in the Footsteps of Thomas Paine” that took place in Paris, France.

Sculptor Zenos Frudakis will join the festivities from his studio in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Closing remarks will be delivered by Congressman Jamie Raskin.

Educator, songwriter, and recording artist James Klueh will perform two Thomas Paine-themed songs prior to the interactive social hour.

Please click the link below to register for this exciting international event:

https://bit.ly/ThomasPaineBirthdayCelebration

Be sure to visit:

TPMA Facebook Page
Birthday Celebration Event Page
Thomas Paine Memorial Association Website

Civil Rights Center Free Admission Day!

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

On Tuesday, February 1st, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is offering free admission! You may choose any time between 10 am and 3:30 pm to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

I have reserved 4 tickets for 10 am. If you would like to join me, we can have brunch or lunch afterwards. Otherwise, you can pick another time that is convenient for you on that day.

Donations to the center are encouraged. All of this information and more can be found here: https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/

Please RSVP for the 10 am slot ASAP if you can!

BN SeaCon 2022!

Port of Miami

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!!!

Past events (496)

Religious Trauma Group Coaching - Group 2 Session

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