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!
Parents outraged about alleged racial comments at Hays High School volleyball game
"It is absolutely unacceptable in any environment," Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder said. See the report here.
The Austin chapter of the NAACP is trying to raise awareness about how publicly-funded hospitals spend tax money, and how it can negatively impact people of color and those who are low-income through their new campaign, "Health Equity First," which will launch at SXSW. Read more here.
"There is no denying the fact that this is a direct attack on all women, and Black women stand to be disproportionately impacted by the court's egregious assault on basic human rights," said NAACP General Counsel Janette McCarthy Wallace. Read the full press release from the NAACP here.
On June 25th, NAACP President Nelson Linder attended the Givens Recreation karate tournament. The picture below includes part of a team led by Grand Master Moses Williams. With these individuals, Linder discussed strategies to ensure that all events are safe. This team will provide security and safety at all NAACP Austin events moving forward.
Austin NAACP Invites friends and supporters to come say hello at our new location
The purpose of this event is to greet our friends and supporters. We will share updates on our work and focus on the following areas:
1) Employment Discrimination
2) Law Enforcement and challenges
3) Housing discrimination and Median
Wages racial gaps and the impact of inflation and recession.
4) The connection between Juneteenth and current racial disparities in Economics, Housing, Employment, Healthcare, Public Safety and Education.
5) Upcoming elections and voter registration and suppression.
6) The relationship between income and equity.
We'll see you there!
1050 E. 11th Street, #120
Austin, TX 78702
Black Activists Want You to Know the History of Juneteenth Before Celebrating This Year
The commercialization of national holidays in the US from Christmas to Memorial Day has become normalized over the years, but activists want to prevent the same fate for Juneteenth by working to preserve its meaning. Austin NAACP President shares how to respectfully observe the day as it becomes more commercialized here.
On Saturday, June 18th, 2022 the Austin NAACP will present the 16th Annual Captain Louie White Celebration/Commemoration. The theme this year is "Freedom Requires Sacrifices and Commitment"
Captain Louie White was a quintessential servant in the Austin Community for over 30 years. His work with the Austin Police Department paved the way for community policing. His commitment to developing youths and adults in the African American community is unprecedented and unparalleled.
Juneteenth was selected as a commemoration to encourage the community to use the holiday to focus on character development and community empowerment.
The program will commence at 1:00pm at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Center located at 1156 Hargrave Street, Austin, Texas.
Sponsored by Frost Bank
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!