Thursday, February 23, 2012


A. Philip Randolph was the co-leader with Martin Luther King of the 1963 March on Washington and was the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly black union. RNS photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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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.
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N.J. governor defends remarks on civil rights

TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) In the midst of a heated battle over gay rights, Gov. Chris Christie defended his recent remarks on civil rights, calling one his New Jersey critics "numbnuts." By Matt Friedman and Jenna Portnoy. 250.
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