BN’s Annual Halloween Bash!!!

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for our annual Halloween costume party! This year, we’ve added a performance by Atlanta based freethinking comedian Bo Micadelic, who has appeared at Uptown Comedy Corner and other well known area venues. Admission is $20, and not only includes the show, but also food, beverages, and a chance to win prizes! Costumes are optional.

Doors open at 10, and the show starts at 11. This event is a fundraiser for BN, which is a 501c3 non profit organization. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.blacknonbelievers.org

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Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status!

Press Release: Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 9, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia – Black Nonbelievers, Inc (BN) is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to Black Nonbelievers are fully tax-deductible retroactive to May 15, 2014. Black Nonbelievers is also now eligible to apply for grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve the community.

 

“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major milestone for BN,” says President and Founder Mandisa Thomas. “It has been a long road, but I am glad that we have achieved this goal. This opens many doors for us to expand fundraising activities and fully realize our goals as a charitable organization that will not only support individuals (primarily minorities) who are distressed as a result of questioning and leaving religion, but will also create programs that will increase secular solutions for improvement in our communities. We are truly grateful to those who helped make this successful.”

The BN Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 45-3759816. The IRS letter granting BN its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. Donation inquiries can be sent to donations@blacknonbelievers.org, and you can access the donation link directly at https://blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com/donate.

 
Black Nonbelievers, Inc. (BN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in the Atlanta area that is dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and family 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.

For more information, please visit www.blacknonbelievers.org”

The Growth of African American Atheism.

Hello Everyone! Please check out this article that was featured on the Rationalist Association. BN President Mandisa Thomas discusses some challenges faced with being a nonbeliever in the Black community, as well as future plans for the organization. Be sure to check back often for updates on our events and projects!

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Atlanta Coalition of Reason’s Launch Weekend!

 

Press Release – For Immediate Distribution

Event: Atlanta Coalition of Reason’s Summer Solstice Launch Weekend!!!

Dates: June 21-22, 2014

Times:       8:00 PM                                                    7:00 PM

Locations: Doo Gallery                                             Atlanta Freethought Hall

                    205 Holtzclaw St SE                                   4775 N. Church Lane

                    Atlanta, GA 30316                                     Atlanta, GA 30080 

 

Description: In the city sometimes known as “Hotlanta”, get ready for the weekend that is sure to live up to the description! Taking a different approach from the standard method of introductions, the official launch of the Atlanta Coalition of Reason (ATL CoR) will be a Summer Solstice celebration, complete with a launch party on June 21st, followed by a concert on June 22nd. Speakers and performers will include Greydon Square, Jeremiah Camara, Sam Singleton and Steve Hill.

 

ATL CoR coordinator Mandisa Thomas says, “This is an initiative that is well overdue. Atlanta has one of the largest populations of nonbelievers, and there are so many strides to be made by the area groups working together. I am proud to be part of facilitating this important and festive occasion, as well as all future projects.”

 

“There are a number of fine organizations in the Atlanta area to serve the diverse needs and styles we have and to further the cause of those of us without religion” says veteran activist and ATL CoR advisor Ed Buckner. “But we have very much long needed better ways of pulling together for the sake of the things we have in common. With Mandisa at the helm, the Atlanta Coalition of Reason is destined to serve our movement, our local groups, and our members extraordinarily well. This is great to see and I’m eager to be a part of it.”

 

Tickets are $25 for party and concert ($15 for party and $20 for concert separately). You can purchase tickets in advance via this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/atl-cors-summer-solstice-launch-weekend-tickets-11326745601

If you are traveling from out of town, please contact the coordinator for assistance with finding reasonably priced accommodations.

Contact Info: Mark W. Gura – Media Representative –mark@markwgura.com

                       Mandisa Thomas – Coordinator: atlcorgroup@gmail.com

 

Website: unitedcor.org/atl/page/home

Candace Gorham Discusses her Book with Roland Martin

Candace Gorham Discusses her Book with Roland Martin

On April 23, 2014, Candace Gorham, author of “The Ebony Exodus Project” appeared on News One Now with Roland Martin to discuss the systematic problem of the Black Church, and why Black women in particular should consider leaving altogether in order to improve their lives. While Gorham does not entirely blame the Church or the problems in the Black community, she does emphasize and outline it’s influence and how the institution as well as religion overall has a detrimental effect. Click on the link above to view the segment, and please leave feedback for News One.  

 

~Mandisa

Contradiction: A Film by Jeremiah Camara – Encore Presentation!

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Black Nonbelievers, Inc. is proud to host an encore presentation of the acclaimed film by Jeremiah Camara!

 

What has been the collective impact of church loyalty and deep faith?

In Contradiction, Jeremiah Camara, author of the book Holy Lockdown travels around the country examining the saturation of churches in the midst of dependency and powerlessness. Camara seeks to find if there is a connection between high praise and low productivity.

This powerful documentary is a must see. For more information, please visitwww.blacknonbelievers.org or www.slavesermons.com

*Rolling Out is the official media sponsor for Contradiction (Rollingout.com)