Donation Option is Available!

Greetings friends and followers, as of today I have activated a PayPal donation option on my WordPress page. And, after much frustration, it is finally working!!! You can access the donate option by going directly to my WordPress page. Just follow this link, or go to As I wrote the other day, to go on this trip to Dublin, Ireland, to present at the AESOP-ACSP conference, I need your support. I need to raise $400 for registration fees as soon as possible or before the end of May when my paper and the registration fees are due. Following that, I need to book my flight and hotel. I hope to do that no later than June 15. If I can make it, with your help, to my goal of $4000.00 for the entire trip, or even three-quarters of that amount, then I think I will be in good shape!

Well, anyhow, thank you sooooo much in advance. I will be posting updates as the donations progress, in an effort to keep you informed. I am really looking forward to traveling to Dublin to attend the conference, to meet with Clergy Project members, and to take my work and my voice to other landscapes, which is, for me, the next level. I hope that you will believe in me and what I am doing enough to support.

Well, that’s all for now, but thanks again from a (formerly) four-eyed, skinny girl with a funny name!


Yesterday’s 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.

WTCC Radio Interview with MA State Representative Ben Swan

What are you doing for Black History Month? Listen online on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 9:15am EST to hear my interview with Massachusetts State Representative Benjamin Swan as we talk about the shaping of urban and political history in Springfield, Massachusetts. The name of the program is “The Black Love Experience.” The following link will take you there:

Live on the Air Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6, 2013!

TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th @ 11:15am EST: I will be live on the air with Jeri Gardiner, the host of Mid-Morning Jazz/Great Black Music, which broadcasts from Springfield, Massachusetts. We will be talking about my Springfield Museum lecture that is planned for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th (at 12:15pm), to honor Massachusetts State Representative Benjamin Swan. Mid-Morning Jazz starts at 10am and goes til 12:00pm. So, feel free to stream it LIVE if you LOVE JAZZ MUSIC! Here is the link, and just in case the station does not come up, the call numbers are WTCC 90.7FM –

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!

My 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