Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. He is a former National Board Certified high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, where he taught for seven years.
Hemant has appeared on CNN and FOX News Channel (really). He has served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief (a charity organization targeting non-theistic donors) and was the chair of the board of the Secular Student Alliance (which creates and supports college atheist groups nationwide).
Last night’s episode of Black-ish featured a welcome discussion about atheism in the black community. When daughter Zoey announces that she may not believe in God, her father Dre has no clue how to deal with it. He thinks he’s a bad father. Zoey’s grandmother tries to save her soul. Dre also turns the situation into a racial issue when he finds out that a lot of his white colleagues at work are also atheists. Read more