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For atheists of color, ‘coming out’ can be painful

(RNS) Many African-American atheists say that the act of “coming out” as nonbelievers in their community is to risk everything — friends, family, business ties — even their racial and cultural identity. By Kimberly Winston.

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Blacks say atheists were unseen civil rights heroes

Why is Martin Luther King, a Christian, remembered by so many for his contributions to the civil rights movement while A. Philip Randolph, an atheist, is honored by so few? That is a question many black nonbelievers are asking this Black History Month. By Kimberly Winston.

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Sketches of famous black atheists

(RNS) Sunday's (Feb. 26) “Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers, will include a remembrance of African-American atheists of the past. Here's a list of some famous (and not-so-famous) black nonbelievers. By Kimberly Winston.