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Naked City
A national conference comes to Austin to examine wrongful convictions
"...jail. But, as Vanita Gupta, the attorney from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who represented the Tulia defendants, explained,..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Naked City
A statewide study shows that racial disparities in vehicle stops are commonplace
"...report, commissioned by the TCJRC, the Texas ACLU, the NAACP, and the League of United Latin American Citizens, and..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The DA catches heat from Jessie Owens' mother and from the NAACP
"...Nelson Linder, head of the Austin chapter of the NAACP, penned a letter to the DA demanding his resignation...."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

'Something Went Wrong'
Six months after he was killed by an Austin cop, Jessie Owens' family still wants some basic answers
"...Nelson Linder, president of the Austin chapter of the NAACP, said of city leaders at an Oct. 23 press..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Briefs argue the usual subjects in preparation for next month's trial
"...The Texas NAACP also formally weighed in, as President Gary Bledsoe wrote..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The Austin NAACP and allied organizations continue their weekly protests against police..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Sheriff Shooting: A Very Different Story With the Same Ending
The shooting last week of Lennon Johnson by a Travis Co. deputy itself raises questions about the APD shooting last month.
"...Nelson Linder, president of the Austin chapter of the NAACP, said that Frasier was being hasty -- and that..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Capitol Chronicle
Beneath the partisan rancor over re-redistricting boils a fight over minority rights.
"...18%.) On a similar scorecard issued by the Texas NAACP, every single Texas Republican was graded "F," but only..."

July 11, 2003 News Column by Michael King

A Shining Star Goes Dark
A tragedy at Reagan High School evokes a mother's courageous response.
"...or Latino community leaders. In addition to Lands, local NAACP President Nelson Linder, Herman Lessard of the Austin Area..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rounding Out the Ballot
The minor party candidates and the council races.
"...of Gavino Fernandez challenging the Place 6 incumbent? Austin NAACP Chapter President Nelson Linder, who came in third against..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature

Supreme Court Ponders Banks' Death Row Case
The U.S. Supreme Court grants a last-minute stay to Delma Banks, Jr.
"...Banks' current appeal. Banks' attorney, George Kendall of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, said he expects the..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Condemned Banks Looks to Supreme Court
Delma Banks death row appeal reads like a laundry list of everything wrong with Texas capital punishment.
"...said George Kendall, a New York attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. "This [case] is one-stop..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Getting Down, Standing Up
"...A hodge-podge of speakers, including local NAACP President Nelson Linder, columnist Molly Ivins, former Austin Mayor..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...made in December by the Austin chapter of the NAACP, the FBI will look into the June 2002 shooting..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Tulia, Too Late
Civil rights advocates and opponents of the "war on drugs" were relieved by the announcement last week that state Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate John Cornyn will initiate a probe into the notorious drug bust in the Panhandle town of Tulia. But is it too late?
"...in response to requests from the Texas ACLU and NAACP -- who also called for a halt in federal..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
"...is not indicted or thrown off the force, the NAACP, the Nation of Islam, the ACLU, and the Texas..."

June 21, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Litigious Linda
Even after being dropped, Linda Curtis' lawsuits could impact city politics.
"...heavy minority populations. Nelson Linder, president of the Austin NAACP, said his organization is asking HEB to review its..."

April 19, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Citizens Not Invited
The Dems and Repubs posture over redistricting, while the rest of us just look on.
"...terms of the public," said Leslie Fields of the NAACP, "this process has been totally foreclosed, and it shouldn't..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Farewell to ECB, Return to Tulia, APD Extends Knee, Ramping Up I-35, AAN Awards and Slacker Editor
"...TNRG, and Freddie Brookins of the newly formed Tulia NAACP. Following the rally, the group will march to the..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice
"...number of churches and religious groups along with the NAACP, NOW, LGRL, AFL-CIO, ALLGO, and P-FLAG present The Rally..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

This Kind of Love
"...Out Youth marched in his honor Mon, Jan 18. NAACP and LGRL, among other groups, will march on the..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...The local chapters of the NAACP, ACLU, LULAC, and others will hold a community forum..."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...represented plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the city. "The NAACP proposed community policing in 1987. I support the idea,..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk :
"...and times of local civil rights pioneer and 20-year NAACP head Volma Overton has been penned in a new..."

Feb. 20, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, with NAACP Executive Director Kweisi Mfume headlining the events. A citywide..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature

Hoodlum
"...the gorgeous but highly opinionated head of the local NAACP chapter, and she in turn falls hard for him...."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Home, Sweet Home
(Or Slum, Slum, Slum?)
"...the Housing Committee for the Austin branch of the NAACP, said of The Meadows, "It doesn't lend itself to..."

Feb. 16, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Best Worker Of A 16-hour Day
Gary Bledsoe
"...General. He's moved up from head of the Austin NAACP to head the state group, and he's chairman of..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Best of Austin Feature

Get a Clue: Janet Evanovich is Coming to the Texas Book Festival
Catch the “the most popular mystery writer alive” this November
"...David George Haskell (Sounds Wild and Broken), and nine-time NAACP Image Award winner Omar Epps (Nubia: The Awakening). Expect..."

Aug. 10, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...26 Travis County commissioners vote. Members from the Austin NAACP and the League of United Latin American Citizens demanded..."

July 29, 2022 News Feature

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