In Media

Here is a selection of links to articles, blog posts, radio interviews, and podcast episodes that I contributed to and participated in.

News & Blogs

Double Minority: What It’s Like to Be Black and Atheist

The Daily Beast on November 20, 2016
“African-Americans are statistically the most religious group in the U.S. Leaving that community can be extremely hard, and carry a heavy price.”

Black Atheists Explain What It’s Like to Be a ‘Double Minority’

VICE on April 22, 2016
“We talked to five black atheists about what it’s like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.”

10 Fierce Atheists: Unapologetically Black Women Beyond Belief

Huffington Post on March 23, 2016

8 Awesome Atheist Leaders Who Aren’t Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris

Alternet/Salon on October 18, 2015
“Atheism has great leaders, with widely varying points of view. And these eight are the tip of the iceberg.”

Celebrating The Diverse Spirituality And Religion Of African-Americans

Huffington Post on February 17, 2014
“Religion and spirituality has always played an important role within African-American communities. Considerable attention has already been given to the role of Christianity and Islam as religious influences, but the diversity of religious traditions practiced within the African-American community extends beyond those two traditions.”

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

Washington Post/Religion News Service on February 23, 2012

The Hidden Hues of Humanism on February 18, 2012
“For years it has been lamented that humanist groups and events lack adequate participation by racial minorities…Nonetheless, the usual overwhelmingly white demographic remains substantially unchanged.”

National Atheist Ad Campaign Targets Black Community

The Christian Post on February 1, 2012
“Atheist organizations from around the country have taken to billboard advertising to promote their views and their organizations over the last few months, but a new campaign by one atheist organization is focusing on reaching one group of people in particular: African-Americans.”

Atheists’ diversity woes have no black-and-white answers

Religion News Service/The Christian Century on January 3, 2011

Radio & Podcasts

Can Church And State Be Separate In A More Religiously Diverse America?

“On Point” on NPR on June 11, 2019
“Increasing numbers of Americans say they have no religious affiliation. They’re making their voices heard in the public square and at the Supreme Court.”

The Humanist Hour #200: Women in Secularism & Secular Woman

June 22, 2016
“In spring of 2012, the secular movement was a different place for women. We were grossly underrepresented on stage, in print, and in the membership of our organizations…This week, Stephanie Zvan talks to Debbie Goddard, Director of Outreach at CFI and Director of African Americans for Humanism, about the history of the [Women in Secularism] conference and what people can look forward to this year.”

From Buddhism to Baha’i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

“Tell Me More” on NPR on February 21, 2014
“Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.”

Secular Students Find Their Place On Campus

“Tell Me More” on NPR on October 8, 2010
“Religious surveys find that 15 percent of Americans identify themselves as non-religious…But how does identifying as atheist, agnostic or humanist play out for black college students?”