Interview with TRGGR Radio!

If you missed my TRGGR Radio interview from last Friday (June 28, 2013), here is the link. Thanks to Chris, Rec and Whitney for inviting me on the show! I started out with these guys in radio back in 2006 with a Pacifica affiliate. TRGGR Radio now has a weekly program on WMUA in Amherst, MA (an NPR affiliate). Actually, they have been with for about five years! Mostly we talked about last week’s Supreme Court decisions and also the Zimmerman trial. Note that I am on about thirty minutes into the show. Do enjoy.

Black Women, Atheist Activism and Human Rights Is Now Published!

Just found out that my latest journal article, “Black Women, Atheist Activism and Human Rights: Why We Just Cannot Seem to Keep it to Ourselves!” is now published and available in Crosscurrents, which you can find at If you are not able to access the journal free of charge and you would like a copy, please contact me directly via message and I may be able to help. If you have access to academic databases, or if you are a member of a local library (that may, in fact, have online access to this journal), my article was published in the June 2013 issue, Vol. 63, Issue 2, pp. 185-197. I am so excited! It is not easy for an atheist to publish in a journal that is dedicated to religious thought, and this is my third academic publication since December 2012! Looking back, I doubt that I could have done this had I been teaching full-time at Clark Atlanta University (as I was during the first half of 2012). Well, suffice it to say that sometimes it pays to jump ship when it is clear that the ship is gonna sink. Just saying 😉

Interview with Michael Harriot!

This week I sat down with Michael Harriot who is a writer, and definitely (what I would call) a freethinker! This interview is somewhat long, but it will give you a good sense of who I am and how far I’ve come. Of course, truth be told, I’ve still got a ways to go! Day to day, it’s all about growing and evolving and that’s how I try to live my life. Well, enjoy this podcast and please feel free to share! Here is the link to Michael’s site where you can find the interview:

News Clip from the Springfield Museum Event!

Many thanks to News 22, WWLP, in Springfield, Massachusetts, for covering my Museum lecture yesterday to honor Massachusetts State Representative Benjamin Swan. In addition, thanks to those who came out to support and especially to Hal Swan for being a guest speaker. It was a great event, and I am already looking forward to the next one! La lucha es la vida! — at Springfield Museums.

New Book: Black Nones: You Are Not Alone! Is Available

“Black Nones: You Are Not Alone,” edited by Darrell C. Smith is now available. There are many wonderful stories in this collection of stories by black nonbelievers! Look for it at Feel free to browse the book project/release for a preview. I am chapter five. Onward and Outward!

Interview with Black Freethinkers – September 2, 2012

Conducted on September 2, 2012, this interview with Black Freethinkers (Chicago) was really fun.  Definitely a highlight of my experiences in 2012.  I hope that you have time to listen.  Enjoy!–conversation-with-annalise-fonza