Watch This: Black Atheists Organize

A billboard campaign by a group that blames religion for problems in the African-American community is causing controversy. 

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African Americans for Humanism

Members of Black Skeptics Los Angeles are calling for local "freethinkers" to participate in a national Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers, aimed at promoting "community and solidarity among blacks in America who identify as nonbelievers." Billboards recently erected in the city are part of an ad campaign by African Americans for Humanism, also planned in other major U.S. cities, targeting African Americans who have privately or openly questioned their faith. They'll also be up in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Durham.

African Americans for Humanism says it holds religion responsible for "many of the problems plaguing the African-American community" and wants to focus its efforts on "rational and scientific methods of inquiry" that include "positive thinking, the sharing of ideas and enlightened self-interest."

Read more at CBS Los Angeles.

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