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Tulia's Freedom Ride
Activists travel to Tulia for "Never Again!" rally against drug war.
"...the rally had aspects of a neighborhood carnival: The NAACP members grilled burgers, local residents sold snowballs, and one..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Sterling Lands' New Mission
Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.
"...have inequity," said coalition member and newly elected Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder. "The black community has never been..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...originating in Reconstruction, but Gary Bledsoe of the state NAACP commented drily, "I sure would want to be careful..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

TV Eye
David E. Kelley is one of the most gifted and powerful television writers of the late Nineties : so why is he wasting his talents on trips around the belly buttons of the most self-obsessed, spoiled creatures ever created for the small screen?
"...four major networks. A coalition of groups including the NAACP, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the Asian Pacific American..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Confessions of a television columnist; also, strange timing for the 1999 Image Awards, Iron Chef may hit the big screen, and Texas Parks & Wildlife rakes in the kudos.
"...stay tuned, and thanks for reading.Strange Timing Although the NAACP is still talking up its boycott of the four..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Law of the Land
The Present: Has Hopwood Changed the World?
"...Douglis, Executive Director of the Houston branch of the NAACP said, "I do feel there were a number of..."

Feb. 6, 1998 News Feature by Nicole Kleman

Bento Picnic Is Closing, Diner Bar Is Boosting Bailey, There’s a Republican With a Cafe for You, Salt & Time and El Chile Enter the Brunching Brawl, Farmer’s Fridge Brightens the Friendly Skies, and So! Much! More!
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...N. Lamar) is donating 5% of sales to the NAACP every Friday in February. Yes, citizen, you can nom..."

Feb. 8, 2023 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Oddly glossy version of the quest for justice for Emmett Till
"...Jim Crow South and reenergized the mission of the NAACP. Most recently, the memory of young Till’s death became..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

What’s a Grand Jury, and Is It Being Manipulated to Indict Police Officers?
More cops are being indicted, but why all the secrecy?
"...the longtime president of the Austin branch of the NAACP, was intimately involved in many of these cases. He..."

June 24, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Lawmakers, Students Demand UT Ditch “Eyes of Texas” Once and For All
UT cannot get away
"...Monday, state Rep. Ron Rey­nolds, D-Missouri City, joined Texas NAACP Pres­i­dent Gary Bledsoe, Austin NAACP Pres­ident Nelson Linder, and..."

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Seven Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
If you have a foodie father, these gifts are a perfect fête
"...Club profits from June are being donated to the NAACP...."

June 17, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

District Attorney Margaret Moore Announces Re-Election Campaign
Speakeasy kickoff marks beginning of 2020 primary
"...Eckhardt was followed by NAACP President Nelson Linder with a more formal introduction, in..."

May 24, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Equity Office Complaint Spurs Racial Tension
One probe may spark another
"...Resource Advisory Com­mis­sion and the Austin branch of the NAACP. Kalinchuk, who quit after Equity head Brion Oaks placed..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...Local NAACP President Nelson Linder points to the now-defunct at-large City..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

I Am Not Your Negro
A stunning doc on the civil rights era
"...Never a Black Muslim or Christian, a member of NAACP or the Black Power movement, Baldwin had an acuteness..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perceptive film about Jesse Owens going to the 1936 Berlin Olympics
"...will, in all likelihood, come home with medals; the NAACP officially beseeches Owens to stay home in protest of..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

African American Book Festival
Ninth edition of the Austin fest insists "Black Lives Matter"
"...will be discussed in a panel led by Texas NAACP President Gary Bledsoe...."

June 26, 2015 Arts Post by Alexa Harrington

Beale Street Dynasty
Historical overview of Memphis' legendary music row
"...lavish brothels and the talon-sharp writing of journalist and NAACP activist Ida B. Wells, who in 1892 fled Tennessee..."

May 29, 2015 Music Feature by Nina Hernandez

Written in Stone
History of racism lives on in UT monuments
"...racism on a pedestal. Gary Bled­soe of the Texas NAACP has called them "offensive." But others, such as the..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mac McCann

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor
Local leaders help kickoff campaign
"...– her family, her pastor Rev. Joe Parker, the NAACP's Nelson Linder, longtime Dem activist Cecilia Crossley – and..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Ex-APD Detective Indicted in Shooting
Kleinert released on personal bond
"...groups, including the Texas Civil Rights Project and Austin NAACP, to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

The Hightower Report
To start a movement, start moving!
"...the Rev. William Barber II, head of the state NAACP, they literally put their bodies on the line in..."

April 4, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

LBJ Library to Host Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10
Carter and Clinton to Deliver Keynotes
"...yet confirmed). Among the prominent participants will be former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, author Taylor Branch, San Antonio Mayor..."

Feb. 16, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Carstarphen Report Card: B for Bland
AISD head receives lukewarm review
"...had visited Austin to see her receive the Austin NAACP's DeWitty/Overton Freedom Award for civil rights. The group has..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Redistricting: Devils and Details
The ICRC attempts to increase minority representation
"...but also a Hispanic population of over 50%. Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder called the LULAC map "insulting." He..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

The AggreGAYtor: September 10
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...NAACP president Ben Jealous steps down; HRC honors his legacy..."

Sept. 10, 2013 Qmmunity Post

SCOTUS Punts on Fisher vs. UT, Lifts Part of Voting Rights Act
Two major rulings from the Supreme Court
"...The NAACP immediately decried the ruling, writing that "There is no..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Judge Edith Jones on Race, Crime, and God's Vengeance
Civil rights group files complaint against 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge
"...complaint, filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project, Austin NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and..."

June 7, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Overthinking Man's Fighter
Floyd Patterson biographer W.K. Stratton explains the appeal of boxing's gentleman eccentric
"...time he and Patterson fought, and he saw Patterson's NAACP affiliation, his faith in decency and fairness, and his..."

July 6, 2012 Books Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Geopolitical Fault Lines
Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response
"...members served the entire city. But in 1951, Austin NAACP's then-President Arthur DeWitty finished sixth in the City Council..."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

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