The Texas Observer sits down with Akwasi Evans, editor and publisher of the weekly progressive newspaper, NOKOA: The Observer. Listen to Mr. Evans read his editorial, “A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision,” written after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and also acquitted of manslaughter after killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The NOKOA will be celebrating its 26th anniversary on August 23rd, 2013, at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Center in Austin.
Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Content Manager, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She left the Observer in 2017.