Stories by Makani Themba

Makani Themba is executive director of The Praxis Project. subscribe to Makani Themba's feed

Posted on: Jul 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The legal argument that led to Zimmerman's acquittal could not exist without acceptance of racism as legitimate motive and Blackness itself as life threatening.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Bad policies and practices have meant bad health for millions.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The silver lining of the misery of Hurrican Katrina is that communities are coming together to fight back.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The states hardest hit by Katrina are for many African Americans our real home. Once again we are forced to face the fact that to politicians, black life is cheap.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2005, Source: Colorlines.com

My father's story represents the long tradition of black conservatism in this country. And if we are to truly understand the increasing number of African Americans joining their ranks, we will have to go back a lot further than this election.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: Colorlines.com

People of color are leading an effort to redefine media justice as a movement fighting for a vision of racial justice.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2001, Source: SeeingBlack.com

A current high profile ad campaign is pushing Blacks to accept school vouchers.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Six weeks and more than a dozen front-page articles later, the New York Times series, How Race is Lived in America, ended this month as a major disappointment. Abandoning investigative journalism for storytelling, the Times' race coverage often trivialized racism as nothing more than personal relations.