Do All Black Lives Matter? Feminism, Humanism, and State Violence

 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 […]


Instead of hating on social justice, atheists should tackle STEM segregation

 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. […]


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Psychology Today Interview

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 […]


Why Did So Many Black Women Die? Jonestown At 35 1

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 […]


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Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels Book Review by Randall Fleming

“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 […]