Originally posted on The Humanist Last Saturday I took my six year-old daughter to a demonstration and die-in in Hollywood. Across the globe, protestors from every walk of life have converged to express their outrage over the double whammy non-indictments of the white officers who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New […]
Listen to an excerpt from the forthcoming novel “White Nights, Black Paradise”; the character of Mabelean Jones reflects on race, meeting her husband the Rev. Jim Jones and being the white mother of a black son.
Originally posted on Chris Stedman’s Religion News Service blog: Fatheist One of the most evocative images from the protests in Ferguson, Missouri this summer was that of demonstrator Angela Jaboor wielding an “I Am a Woman” sign. Jaboor’s sign was modeled after the historic “I Am a Man” signs displayed by male civil rights activists in the 1960s. […]
On March 22, 2014 Sikivu Hutchinson spoke to the Houston Black Non-Believers (HBN) on Black feminism, secular humanism and social justice politics. The presentation was organized by HBN founder Donald Wright, author of “The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go.”
In “Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels”, Sikivu Hutchinson takes us on a roller coaster ride through the different, interacting forms of underprivilege that affect People of Color in the United States, past and present. Throughout much of the journey, despite giving numerous examples a minority person can relate to, she maintains a measure of […]
A generation ago a typical humanist group might have been little more than a few older, white men meeting in the basement of a Unitarian church, arguing points of philosophy that have little relevance in the real world. That has changed, as atheist and humanist groups have sprung up in a much wider range of […]
35 years ago, on November 19, 1978, 73-year-old Hyacinth Thrash awoke to a nightmare in the jungles of Guyana. In one of the largest murder-suicides in world history, 918 people from her Peoples Temple church lay dead before her eyes, poisoned by a lethal cocktail of cyanide and fruit punch. The images from this gothic […]
“In Godless Americana, Sikivu Hutchinson is daring, resourceful and able. She is the current vanguard regarding the freethought movement, and she recognizes those women who in the past have been the vanguard as well. She makes distinctions that have long been ignored by the “mainstream” agnostics, atheists and secular groups. She backs all […]