Black FreeThinkers is featuring youth and young adults in the freethought community on Sunday, September 4, 2011. Please come out and encourage them.
We look forward to their progressive thoughts and dialoging with them regarding their views on freethinking. We want to give them a voice so that they can convey their concerns and goals.
I have really been looking forward to this show. We will feature these young adults and more in future shows. This is only the beginning.
MC Brooks(born Marques Seabrooks, 2/20/1988) is a hip hop artist that hails from the nation’s capital Washington D.C.
Brooks’ music deals with various issues from conspiracy theories to aspects of love and relationships and of course about his love of music. His influences include: The Beatles, Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, My Chemical Romance, The Rolling stones, Ella Fitzgerald, KRS-One, Rage Against The Machine and many more.
He first began making music at the age of 14 after being inspired to rap by his friends. His interest grew as Brooks rapped in several rap-rock bands in high school before eventually going solo in 2005.
In October 2009, Brooks released his first mixtape entitled “Lines to Stripes, Rhymes to Mics”. He released “Lines to Stripes, Rhymes to Mics Vol. 2” in April 2011. Currently, he is working on his debut album due to be released in 2012.
You can find his music here. We are definitely impressed with his style and versatility and look forward to hearing more from this promising young artist.
I’m 19 years old and I live in Belgium. I’ve been an atheist all my life, but I definitely did my homework. I completed 5 Bible studies and read the most important Holy Books. Bible, Koran, Talmud (Though that was a serious pain in the ass to find in my language! Luckily, there’s a library in the city where I study that had it in Dutch).
I’m a fun kind of guy, but I also love a serious debate. The religion I mostly focus on is Christianity, because that’s the one closest to me.
I’m very active online. I do this “criticize religion” thing (AKA. Use religion against itself. Way too easy) on facebook, twitter, Tumblr, Google+, youtube, spreaker and UStream. I’m also thinking about doing a blog, so once I got that up, I’ll send you a link.
You can find Tim playing some kickass rock and giving us great insight here. We have been a fan of his for a while. We anticipate big things from this young man.
Imani the Misfit is an American rapper, record producer, singer- songwriter, keyboardist, drummer, actor and nude model from Maryland. Imani has been featured on Washington City Paper, Examiner.com, Adult Video Network (AVN), Bi-Social Network, Son of Baldwin, SGL Cafe and many other publications as well as over 30 internet radio shows as “Maryland’s First Bisexual Porn Star Rapper”. In December 2010 that title was later modified to “Maryland’s First Bisexual Rapper / Nude Model”.
Before confessing his sexuality, he was featured on Sheek Louch’s “From the Bottom to the Top” mixtape with his strip club anthem song “Belly Ring”. He was also featured on the “Ghost Ride The Whip” Mixtape, a compilation album that contained songs by Too Short, Lil Flip and many other rappers. He has had his music played in several nightclubs in the Washington DC area, as well as writing a jingle for Go-Go Radio, a hugely popular internet radio station in the DC area that plays “Go-Go” music 24 hours a day. He is also the keyboard player for “Tempo”, an alternative Go-Go band based out of Largo, Maryland. In addition, he is a featured X rated model on the adult website X Tube in which he poses fully naked and performs in various masturbation videos. His nude photos have been featured in TORSO, which is an all-nude male photograph book authored by Sean Dibble, and “The Male Image” which is an all-nude male calendar also authored by Sean Dibble.
Imani may be best known for his internet presence on social networks like Facebook, in which has been banned 14 times (As of November 12, 2010) Myspace, where he has over 60,000 friends, 3,000 subscribers on YouTube, and his appearances on websites such as WorldStarHipHop, This is 50, PA Palace, HipHopGame, Real Rap Talk, Sole Collectors, and Vlad TV .
Imani built a reputation for himself through the internet as an arrogant, intelligent, yet comedian-like character by promoting his music and pornography while taunting his peers in religious and social debates. It is his alternative and sometimes extreme views of the world that has helped to establish his buzz. His most recent and controversial stunts include his confessions of being bisexual, and the release of podcasts with titles like “Men Who Suck Dick Are Hot”, (which gained 100,000 views on YouTube before being banned) and podcasts with anti-religious titles “Fuck The Bible” and “Fuck God”, which have also been banned from YouTube. Additionally, in his hometown of the Washington DC area, he has been known for standing at Metro Stations and shopping malls wearing wigs and holding up a “MISFIT” sign, while selling his CD’s. On Martin Luther King Day of 2011, he released an essay entitled “Martin Luther King Was A Misfit”, which diagnosed the character of MLK and described the civil rights leader as a rebel. On Christmas of 2010, he released the music video for “Promotion Team” in which he is shown dancing half naked at the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station and also doing splits and cartwheels in front of the US Capitol. Although his reputation has gotten him banned from countless websites and blackballed from certain areas of the hip-hop industry, his persona has established a notoriety and lasting impression in the minds of all who come in contact with him.
We are looking forward to more of Imani’s music. He has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited about his evolution as an artist and person.
My name is Dries Schelfhout, and I’m seventeen years old. I’m from Flanders, Belgium and not quite Patriotic. I’m currently studying audio visual art, but I’ve studied science in the past and economics on the side.
I speak a total of three languages (Dutch, French and English) and wouldn’t mind learning another. Despite the fact that I may look like a dry scholar, I’m really not. I game in my free time, watch TV. , hang out with mates and have the same issues as any other teen.
As religion goes, I’m in the grey zone, I think there is something with more power then us, but I don’t think it’s a benevolent daddy figure in the sky and I don’t think it controls our life and death (I’ll even take the aliens if they appear to be real).
Some personal info is: my favourite colour is brown, favourite food is pizza and I’m completely addicted to apple juice (but I never eat and drink my two favourite things at the same time), I like discovery and national geographic, I’m straight but have no problems what so ever with gay people or make comments that make me look homosexual, art history is one of my favourite subjects while Physical education is my least favourite, my favourite pastimes is philosophising and writing. I’ve already started writing two books, but can’t get myself to finish them despite how much I want too.
We are looking forward to hearing more witty commentary from Dries. He has impressed us with his wit and satire on many occasions. You can hear him with Tim here.
I am a consultant for companies that are seeking to grow their bottom line & efficiency via systems management &/or marketing; I work with various types of organizations, including schools, small businesses, & non-profit organizations. I’m a writer whose primary interests are mathematics, history, economics, & critical thought. I’m a part-time recording artist & ghostwriter. I attended Morehouse College & live in Philly. I am 30, unmarried, & I have one child (a daughter).
We look forward to working with Toshon on some future endeavors. He has impressed us with his business acumen and tenacity. This young man has a lot of promise and we look forward to watching him develop and expand.
Jean is a 21 year old atheist from Cleveland. Her insightful and meaningful perspectives have generated a lot of buzz over the past few years. You can find some of her vlogs on Youtube.
We are excited about this young powerhouse and her dynamic future. Her eloquent commentaries caught our attention immediately.