Austin police oversight examined
As the Austin Police Department continues to work without a contract, city council Tuesday will hear plans to rework the police oversight model that falls under the police monitor's office. Read more from KXAN here.
A politically diverse group of activists is behind an effort to force the city of Austin to submit to a comprehensive audit of its operations. Read more in the Austin Monitor here.
Snapshot: Juneteenth Parade
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.
Life without oppression
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.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!