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Court: Texas House Districts Unlawful, Unconstitutional
Panel of judges rules 2-1 against drawing of 2011 maps
"...The suit was brought by groups including the NAACP, the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, and the Texas Latino Redistricting..."

April 20, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Desperately Seeking City Manager
Council to create a City Manager Search Advisory Task Force on Thursday
"...Laura Huffman, longtime city advocate and activist Saundra Kirk, NAACP attorney Gary Bledsoe, local search maven Jan Lehman …..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: A Victory for Travis
Court decision on districts raises possibility for fairer politics
"...the plaintiffs (primarily minority rights organizations MALDEF and the NAACP) that they might win on the merits, while it's..."

March 17, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Council Proposes “Austin Affordability Action Plan”
Looking for ways to balance the budget
"...and builders associations) that also includes surprising bedfellows the NAACP, Goodwill, and One Voice Central Texas (the broad coalition..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Your Guide to the Weekend Resistance
A breakdown of inauguration weekend counterprotests
"...organizations include Austin Justice Coalition, Fight for 15 Texas, NAACP Austin, Equality Texas, and Planned Parenthood. Communities of Color..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
"...Other grassroots organizations – Texas Farmworkers, La Raza Unida, NAACP, LULAC – were gathering broader public pressure. "The local..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Cece Winans, Reluctant Star
Gospel great tapes for PBS on the Sabbath
"...AC: You’ve received Grammys, Stellar Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and have been in the industry for..."

Nov. 19, 2016 Music Post by Alejandra Ramirez

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
Young Conservatives get national headlines, local contempt
"...with historical precedent: one following the line of revered NAACP president Walter Francis White that intervention is necessary to..."

Oct. 27, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rundberg Rising
How do you keep improving a neighborhood after $1 million in grant money runs out?
"...down to one reason: the presence of a strong NAACP branch east of I-35. "They were better organized, and..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Gone Soft
Has the Luv Doc gone soft?
"...Billy Jeff gave a rousing speech, but his warm-up..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

County Commissioner: A Question of Viability
Newly minted Green Party co-chair aims to shake up Commissioners Court
"...servant, extensive advocacy work for Texas' chapter of the NAACP, and commitment to education. Travis County Green Party Co-chair..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Cactus Rose Supporters Ask for Delay on Rezoning
Mobile home residents to be dislocated for market-rate apartments and retail complex
" Susana Almanza of PODER, included representatives from Austin's NAACP, Sierra Club, and Austin Neighborhoods Council. In a press..."

June 17, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Cameras for Cops
Will City Council get a policy in place on June 9?
"...the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition's Kathy Mitchell, and the NAACP's Yannis Banks. Reyes said that APD incorporated two suggestions..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Pushed Policies
"...Austin Urban League and the Austin chapter of the NAACP wrote an open letter before the vote that caused..."

May 27, 2016 Postmarks

Chronicle Endorsements
The Chronicle’s endorsements for the May 24 run-offs
"...and has performed important advocacy work in the state NAACP and on behalf of area voters – defending fair..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature

Slinging Mud: Sampson vs. Travillion
In response to challenger Arthur Sampson's attacks, Travis County Commissioner front-runner Jeff Travillion joked, "I'm surprised to learn what a bad person I am."
"...the two have worked together in the past on NAACP issues (Travillion is the state organization's communications director). He..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Officer Who Killed Teen Fired
Joseph family's attorney calls the decision a "good first step"
"...shooting to his invitation to black activists from the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, the Austin Justice Coalition, and Measure..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APD Officer Freeman Fired
Geoffrey Freeman "indefinitely suspended" for David Joseph shooting
"...shooting to his invitation to black activists from the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Austin Justice Coalition, and Measure ATX..."

March 21, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Shout Into the Wind
The Citizen Review Panel takes public testimony on David Joseph
"...police the mentally vulnerable. Nelson Linder, president of Austin’s NAACP, brought up Graham v. Connor, the Supreme Court’s precedent..."

March 11, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

New Names for the Texas Film Hall of Fame
Who is the first Austin Chronicle Champion of the Arts?
"...and a Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice, Prism, and NAACP Image winner, the Houston native earned plaudits for her..."

Feb. 22, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Sanctity of All Life?
Notes on David Joseph's death
"...of an informal coalition – which included activists from NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Austin Justice Coalition, and Measure ATX..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Post by Kahron Spearman

Chronicle Endorsements
"...and has performed important advocacy work in the state NAACP and on behalf of area voters – defending fair..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature

We're Still Here
Assessing the continuing black Austin experience
"...In 1951, when Austin NAACP President Arthur DeWitty was nearly elected to city council,..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

Austin Wear Orange Walk
"...NAACP Austin President Nelson Linder..."

Dec. 15, 2015 Photo Gallery

Early Returns
Four declare candidacy for the Pct. 1 Commissioners Court Primary Race
"...are more than generational differences," Aug. 25) from Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who, without directly naming Butts, accused..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW Eco Returns
Panelists take a variety of approaches to environmentalism
"...Donele Wilkins of Green Door Init­i­a­tive, and Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP director of environmental and climate justice. Levi Strauss Foundation..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Jessi Cape

Bringing Body Cameras Into Focus
Public Safety Committee considers new technology
"...Safety Commission; Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday; local NAACP President Nelson Linder; Police Monitor Margo Frasier; and Ely..."

Sept. 29, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Prez for Life & Beyond: Lester Young
Tenor sax king helped put Kansas City on the musical map
"...Born on August 27, 1909, the same year the NAACP was founded, Young is said to have had little..."

Aug. 27, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

News Roundup: Smoke and Fire
Arsonists, burn bans, and heated arguments
" in both the Black Austin Democrats and the NAACP. The other is Arthur Sampson, who previously worked for..."

Aug. 17, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

5th Circuit: Voter ID Discriminatory
Appeals court ruling upholds spirit of earlier overturning
"...parties, including the U.S. Department of Justice, LULAC, the NAACP, and the Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and..."

Aug. 5, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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