Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, issued this statement regarding U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s release of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
A life Appreciation and Celebration for Akwasi Evans
On Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 1:00pm, there will be a Life Celebration event for Akwasi Evans. Akwasi Evans served the African American and Austin’s progressive community for
over 32 years by providing an independent newspaper - Nokoa The Observer.
Nokoa The Observer focused on bringing a news
perspective that often addressed issues like police misconduct, gentrification, education and employment discrimination. He provided a voice for the voiceless and a platform that spoke truth
to power. He could often be seen participating in
direct action among people who suffered the most from discriminatory policies.
He worked tirelessly to empower those who were poor and ignored by mainstream organizations and institutions. His sacrifices
were numerous and he was determined to improved the quality of Life for African Americans. His legacy will stand tall among
Austin’s Civil Rights pioneers.
This event will be held at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 4301 Tannehill Lane, Austin, Texas. The program will begin at 1:00pm
and feature remarks from Austin’s Civic and Community Leaders.
At 3:30pm, a Repass ceremony will be held at
the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex located at 1156 Hargrave Street, Austin, Texas.
Services will be provided by King Tears Mortuary.
On April 23rd, The Linder Report will be hosting an event titled "The History of Black Business Success in the U.S." from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the United Simpson Methodist Church. This event will chronicle the successful history of African American businesses in the United States, and it will examine reconstruction, the Freedmen's Bureau, and communities that were models of economic success all over the South.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!