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Here We Go Again
The redistricting case resumes: one more battle in a protracted war.
"...why the state's major civil rights organizations -- the NAACP, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the League of..."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Pointing Fingers
Local NAACP leaders recently announced the results of their inquiry into the June shooting death of 23-year-old Sophia King, leveling much of the responsibility on the Housing Authority of the city of Austin.
"...the Housing Authority of the City of Austin. Local NAACP leader Nelson Linder says inadequate security measures at the..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

TV Eye
Ain't it cool? Harry Knowles pitches a television show based on his cinephile Webzine; also, the NAACP boycott is scrapped, plus other small-screen newsmakers.
"...Diaz for the big-screen flick.Boycott scrapped Plans by the NAACP to organize a boycott of the four major networks..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Color Television
"...a better-than-fair showing. And finally, critical fallout from the NAACP's announcement that it would open a Hollywood Bureau to..."

July 30, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Eastside Community Organizations
"...National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Austin Chapter, Jeff Travillion, 1704 East 12th, 476-6230..."

July 21, 1995 News Feature

Day Trips: Buffalo Soldiers Memorial, San Angelo
Black enlisted soldiers get their own memorial this summer
"...A project of the San Angelo NAACP, the memorial was dedicated on July 28, 2023 –..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Opinion: When It Comes to Health Care in Austin, There Can Be No Equity Without Accountability
Opinion: It's time for the Travis County Commissioners Court to order an independent performance audit of Central Health
"...Equity First, the collaboration of the local LULAC and NAACP, has released a troubling new report detailing eight Central..."

April 22, 2022 Column by Nelson Linder

APD Shooting Called 'Accidental'
Officer claims accidental shooting, and DOJ asked to investigate
"...Police detective, the Texas Civil Rights Project and Austin NAACP are renewing a complaint previously filed with the U.S...."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

UPDATE: Ott Asks DOJ For Review of Police Tactics
Request comes on heels of Jackson shooting death
"...DOJ by the Texas Civil Rights Project and Austin NAACP. The two groups first requested the DOJ investigate APD's..."

Aug. 5, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...Auditor Kenneth Mory notified Nelson Linder of the Austin NAACP that the city attorney and the auditor's integrity officer..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature

The Single-Member Situation
Movement afoot – once again – to ask voters to endorse City Council districts
"...Democrat who unsuccessfully sued Austin on behalf of the NAACP in the 1980s to end the city's at-large election..."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Back to the Color Line
Texas turns back the clock on racial justice
"...was one reaction I had to the recent Texas NAACP and League of United Latin American Citizens complaint to..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Page Two: By Vote or by Violence
How will naysayers and protesters 'take back the country'? And from whom?
"...involved in the tea party movement decided that the NAACP was being racist in asking them to disassociate themselves..."

July 30, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Throwdown at Travis High
LULAC, NAACP square off against principal
"...on Sept. 22, representatives of the local LULAC and NAACP chapters held a press conference at district offices to..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Jan. 1 and immediately begin raising money. – L.N. NAACP Honors Local Officials..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature

Affordable Housing in NOLA
New report on housing conditions in post-Katrina New Orleans offers immediate and long-term recommendations for fixing the city's decimated fair and affordable housing market
"...back up. "There need to be long-term solutions," said NAACP President Bruce Gordon during a telephone news briefing Monday...."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
"...In other evacuee news, the local chapter of the NAACP is taking displaced Louisiana voters in two 55-seat buses..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature

Death Puts Tasers in Spotlight Again
Officers quickly returned to duty, ME's report still out
"...Nelson Linder, head of the Austin chapter of the NAACP, and at least one witness has signed an affidavit..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Civil rights groups still ask for punitive action against APD
"...racism leveled against Coffey and the APD by local NAACP head Nelson Linder and by Jim Harrington of the..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Tasers Helped Reduce Use of Force, APD Report Says
But critics still worry about physical effects
"...That troubles Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who says that so far Tasers..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: A Life of Quality
In the shadow of another tragedy, the city takes a step toward justice
"...Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce, and the NAACP. The paper is unceremoniously titled "On the City of..."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" a civil-rights action filed on behalf of the NAACP (see "Will There Finally Be a Mala Sangre Trial?"..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Battle Lines Drawn in City-Police Dispute
The police union walks away from contract talks, leaving civilian oversight in limbo
"...repeated requests from both the APA and the local NAACP and other community advocates. City officials argue they weren't..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dred Scott, Revisited
The federal court decision on re-redistricting opens an old wound in Texas politics
" districts that were eventually overruled, finally got to NAACP attorney Robert Notzon, who made his own automotive analogy..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Column by Michael King

The Judges Rule: Map May Not Be Wise, But It's Legal
The federal judges rule in favor of the Texas congressional map -- even while admitting it may destroy the political hopes of minorities.
"...Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas NAACP and one of the attorneys for plaintiffs in the..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Owens Shooting
Competing scenarios fly through the community, and APD's staffing and procedures come under scrutiny
"...Nelson Linder, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, echoes many who are skeptical about the circumstances of..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...campaign that's taken root across the South, the Texas NAACP has filed a class-action suit seeking damages on behalf..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature

Here Come the Judges -- Again: Round Two for Owen, Pickering
Texas progressives mobilize against federal judicial nominees Priscilla Owen and Charles Pickering
"...Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, Texas AFL-CIO, Texas NAACP, and so on. They describe Owen's Supreme Court record..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Sophia King Memorial Fund
"...The Austin chapter of the NAACP has created a memorial fund to help pay for..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
A Travis County grand jury returns a no-bill against the officer who shot Sophia King, but some people remain unsatisfied.
"..."That was really no surprise to us," said local NAACP chapter President Nelson Linder. The NAACP is exploring other..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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