The disparities on display during the COVID-19 pandemic were clearly evident. Job losses were greater for people of color, and underperforming public schools and gaps in digital infrastructure exacerbated learning losses among children of color. Overall, COVID-19 widened an already sharp racial gap in various sectors of society. These hard truths are not meant to discourage, but to galvanize. Read more here.
Black Americans are almost twice as likely to be denied a mortgage than their white counterparts, and only 44 percent of Black Americans own homes, compared to nearly 75 percent of white people. Read more here.
Demanding an end to racism, and a remedy for its legacy, is not just morally correct but a boost to economic development. Continuing to deny the existence of racism, and refusing to confront it, will lead to a less vibrant, less cohesive, less prosperous world. Read more here.
There is often discussion about racism in the US, but research supports that racism is not only an issue in America. It exists worldwide and should be treated as such. Last year, several videos of Africans being treated inhumanely in Ukraine were another reminder of why racism must be addressed as a global issue and not only a domestic concern. Read more here.
Several leaders within the NAACP, including Hilary Shelton, Portia Reddick White, and Patrice Willoughby, are being recognized as the country's top lobbyists in 2022. Read more here.
Black candidates hit some big milestones during the midterm elections. Learn more here.
Today, the NAACP is mobilized in full force to ensure every American casts their ballot in this year's midterm elections. As we close in on the final day of voting, it's more important than ever that Black voters speak up about the issues that matter most to them. Read more here.
Southwest Keys will be hosting a free community event at their Austin HQ on Saturday, October 1st!
The Black Arts Health & Wellness Festival is a one-day event highlighting the music and art of ATX African-American community. In addition to live music and performances, the event will be to providing resources and connections to health and wellness vendors for our Austin area community.
This is a free, family-friendly event open to anyone in the Austin area.
We hope to see you there!
"It is absolutely unacceptable in any environment," Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder said. See the report here.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!