gOD Meets BN’s View!


This past Saturday, October 21st in Washington, D.C., I had the pleasure of attending the premiere of “gOD-Talk”, the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture’s long anticipated documentary. Presented in the museum’s Oprah Winfrey Theater, the film focuses on the shifting landscape of religion among Black millennials. I am proud to share that during the course of production, BN played a major role in providing the atheist perspective, and is featured prominently in the film. 

There will be a series of screenings of gOD-Talk at the museum this upcoming week. We invite to you to attend in person or stream online –  registration is required, but free. More information on the documentary and how to participate can be found here.   

The film will also be featured at the year’s Religious Freedom Mobile Institute, which will focus on Disbelief in the Black community. Featured speakers include Chris Cameron and Candace Gorham. Registration is also required, but also free to attend online.

The debut of gOD-Talk marks our place in not only the historical Smithsonian’s institution, but also firmly in Black communities and Black history. And it has been with your support for our work that we achieved this success. We still have a long road ahead with nonreligious representation and community building and advocacy, however, we are committed to the work. And we need YOU to stay committed along with us.    

So let us all celebrate this milestone, and continue to build a solid foundation of community, support, and liberation for us all. We are indeed making HISTORY! 

Building. Back. BETTER. 


Mandisa L. Thomas
Founder and President
Black Nonbelievers


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