To commemorate Juneteenth – historically, the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, also known widely as "Freedom Day" – thousands gathered Saturday, June 16, for a parade that ran through historic East Austin via Chicon Street, ending with music-and-food-focused family gatherings at nearby Rosewood Park. See the pictures here.
The University of Texas has settled the gender and race discrimination lawsuit filed by former head women's track and field coach Bev Kearney after a five-and-a-half year court battle. Read more here.
This Saturday, June 16, Wholly Committed Ministries will bring its production of "We Are All In It Together" to the Carver Library. The production shines a light on the history of racism in America. See below for more details:
"If we should be leading Texas anywhere, it should be ensuring that the county does all it can to end racial disparities in the criminal justice system..." Read more in NAACP President Nelson Linder's op-ed in the Statesman.
To read this report in the Statesman, click here.
Austin NAACP President Linder provides input in the search for the Austin Police Department Chief. Read more here.
UT researchers say that dogs outnumber children two to one in East Austin.
They also say this is proof of gentrification in the area.
Read more here.
The Original L.C. Anderson Alumni Association (OLCAAA) was established to be a focal point for unity, friendship, and social interaction among ex-students and faculty personnel who attended the Original L.C. Anderson High School between 1909 and 1971. During their “All School Reunion” which is held every three years, they identify “Community Trailblazers.”
The award recognizes individuals in the community who work to make a difference. This year, Austin NAACP Branch President Nelson Linder has been chosen as a recipient for the award. He will be honored on Saturday, June 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The location is the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, located at 6000 Middle Fiskville Road.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!