I'm sharing this information with the proviso that from my position it is all hearsay. I don't stand with any of the factions, since I don't believe any of them have disclosed the whole story. I am primarily concerned with the situations of Norm Allen, Deborah Goddard, and African Americans for Humanism.
Here are relevant links to the debate regarding the Center for Inquiry's financial crisis, closing of offices, and layoffs.
Wow. That's strange. Usually the type of treatment he received (assuming the story is true) is reserved for people who have embezzled funds or something. This sucks for those of us who have recently "come out" as black atheists. I hope eventually as the economy recovers, these organizations will restore to full staff again.