"Any vulnerable child can be a victim of sex trafficking, but we can no longer gloss over the fact that the majority of those who are victimized are girls of color. By illuminating the problem, and potential solutions, we are taking the first steps toward ending the abuse and exploitation of our most marginalized girls." - Gabrielle Union
This article seeks to describe the vulnerabilities of African Americans and other people of color to exploitation in the sex trafficking industry. Read more on the Dressember blog.
On October 11, Huston-Tillotson University will be holding a symposium titled, "Black Power to Black Lives Matter." The event will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the King Seabrook Chapel.
We hope to see you there!
Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson enforce the Fair Housing Act and effectively administer an agency that can make a difference in the quality of life for low-income people? Read more here.
As budget week kicked off Monday at Austin City Hall, a group of activists called for the City Council to fund their plan to fight off gentrification in the eastern part of the city. Read more here.
Come out to the ACT-SO Recognition and Kick-Off Program! This event will feature ACT-SO national participants, the Austin branch NAACP youth council, ACT-SO mentors, and ACT-SO judges. Details for the event are below:
When: September 16, 4:00pm
Where: David Chapel Church, 2211 Martin Luther King Blvd.
We hope to see you there! Learn more about our ACT-SO programs here.
Kaepernick's controversial decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality has been debated both on and off the field, but, Tuesday, Nike reignited the debate. Read more here.
The next meeting for the Black Austin Democrats is on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Richard Scott Building at 4717 Heflin Lane. The guest speaker is Nelson Linder, President of the Austin NAACP Chapter. Join us!
The Austin Area Urban League eagerly anticipate your participation in this year’s 41st Annual Equal Opportunity Day black-tie gala. Join for a time of reflection and celebration as we delve into the gala's theme; Civil Rights, a Legacy of Success. This year, AAUL will honor some of Central Texas’ fiercest champions of civil rights, equal opportunity, and social justice while simultaneously kickstarting a healthy discourse with a dynamic keynote speaker. Read more here.
“Well, neighborhoods always change” is a common response to the subject of gentrification.
But if you really understood what gentrification means, you wouldn’t be saying that. So here’s University of Illinois professor Stacey Sutton breaking down how gentrification is a manifestation of inequality – and far worse than many people think.
A D.C. lawyer has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city on behalf of three native Washingtonians and CARE, a community group with over 20 members. The suit claims that the city’s housing and urban renewal policies have discriminated against some of the District’s longest-standing residents in favor of attracting millennial renters. The suit is seeking more than $1 billion in damages. Read more here.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!