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Black Nonbelievers (BN)of New York City an affiliate of BN, and is a 501 c3 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 (3)

International Atheist Day Celebration

Brookfield Place

Saturday March 23, 2019 is International Atheist Day, we will be meeting at Brookfield Place’s Hudson Eats food court at 3pm to celebrate International Atheist Day. We are partnering with Gotham Atheists, Black Atheism NYC and Atheist Republic to hold this celebration. There will be food and booze available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you want to share with the group. To reach Hudson Eats inside of Brookfield Place: From the Subway: Fulton Street: 4, 5, A, C, J, Z World Trade Center: E (inter Oculus, go down, turn right towards PATH, follow instructions) Cortland St: N, R, W WTC Cortland: 1 Park Place: 2, 3 (The walk from Chambers St 1, 2, 3 isn’t bad, go straight south for five blocks, enter the oculus, go downstairs, turn right towards PATH, and follow below instructions) Go across the Oculus (giant white, fancy area) and past the PATH entrance down the long hallway on the right. Follow the hallway to the end and go through the doors to the giant escalators. Ride the giant escalators up and go around the left to the giant open area. Go to the escalators on the left and go up them. Our group will be in the food court area and will try to secure the tables in the corner near the escalator by the windows on the right. There is a cupcake shop on the left. From the ferry that goes to Brookfield Place from Exchange Place in NJ: When you exit the ferry, turn right and then a left around the building. Walk straight towards the giant building with the glass atrium and enter through the revolving door straight ahead. Look towards the escalator across from you and up to see “Hudson Eats” and go up that escalator. The escalator on the side with “Le District” on the ground level. We will try to claim the tables on the right by the windows next to the cupcake shop. Please note that the PATH train to WTC ends at Exchange Place on Weekends until December 2020 for hurricane fortification of the tunnel. Driving in? There is valet parking at 225 Liberty Street for a base rate of $20 with oversize fees for larger vehicles.

Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference!

Chicago Marriott Midway

Come One, Come All!!! Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics, and the Women’s Leadership Project are pleased to welcome you to the Women of Color Beyond Belief (WOCBB) Conference! This will be the first national secular forum exclusively focused on the perspectives of women of color atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics. Speakers will include the “Five Fierce Humanists” featured in the July/August issue of The Humanist magazine, and many more! Early Bird Full Admission starts at $175 per person. Includes all meals associated with the conference. Go to http://wocbeyondbelief.com for information about this exciting event, including: *Childcare requests (if needed) *Payment plans (if needed) *Student discount *Red Carpet Diva's Ball *Sponsorship/Tabling opportunities And MORE! This will be the event for 2019 - you don't want to miss it!!!

BN SeaCon 2019!

Port of Miami

BN is back on the high seas in 2019!!!* For the past two years, we have enjoyed a great blending of fun and activism, complete with speakers and other group activities. This time, we are raising the bar with a 6 night cruise, and we can’t wait for you to join us! 2019 will see us aboard the Horizon, one of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Complete with 12+ restaurants, an IMAX theater, spa, water park, zip lining, and top of the line staterooms, this ship is sure to give us quite the adventure. You don’t want to miss this!!! Once again, we are sailing out of Miami, FL. Ports of Call for 2019: – Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Cozumel, Mexico This year’s speaker lineup includes: – Bridgett Crutchfield – Victor Harris Jr. – Dr. Darrel Ray – Mandisa Thomas – and MORE!!! Prices start at $850 per person, double occupancy. Includes stateroom accommodations, taxes/port fees, and convention activities. Registration is now open! Stay updated announcements and other important information by visiting bnseacon.com, or blacknonbelievers.org! Sponsorship opportunities are also available! *Shore excursions, drink packages, and other cruise activities are available for an additional charge. Rates do not include gratuities. We are looking forward to seeing you for #BNseacon2019!!!

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Discussion Group: Black Atheism In Media

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