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Tune in to the inaugural podcast of Prof. Levy-Pounds new show "Real Talk" featured on @iheartradio.

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Tune in to the inaugural podcast of Prof. Levy-Pounds new show "Real Talk" featured on @iheartradio. Chris Stewart and Prof. Levy-Pounds discuss the resignation of Sup. Bernaidea Johnson and the implications of our broken education system on children and communities of color.

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Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq. named honoree for Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

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Professor Nekima Levy Pounds, Esq. is a 2014 honoree for Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.

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Professor Levy-Pounds at forefront of #BlackLivesMatter movement in the Twin Cities

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Watch Kare11 coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter protesters as they are being led by Professor Levy-Pounds in Minneapolis City Hall.

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Professor Levy-Pounds blogs in the Star Tribune, It's Open Season on Black Men and Boys in America

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It feels like déjà vu. Just last week we learned that Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Mike Brown, would not be indicted by a grand jury for causing the death of the unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision by the grand jury to not indict in that matter spurred uprisings and protests in Ferguson and across the nation. Not only did protesters take to the streets, but they took to the malls and social media to declare a nationwide #boycottblackfriday movement, also called #handsupdontshop. Read more

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'No Justice, No Peace' in Ferguson and Across America by Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds

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Prof. Levy-Pounds blogs in the Star Tribune after the Ferguson grand jury decision was made yesterday evening. After learning that the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teen Mike Brown, I felt like running in the streets and screaming at the top of my lungs. I was not surprised by the decision, and yet I longed for an outlet to demonstrate the rage that I felt in that moment, knowing that no black mother's son is safe from a similar fate in America. The problem is deep and it is systemic.

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Prof. Levy-Pounds blogs on the Star Tribune

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Prof. Levy-Pounds blogs in the Star Tribune November 7, about the recent KSTP 5 news story regarding Mayor Betsy Hodges. Read more.

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The shady CSI deal was just the tip of the iceberg, by BAE Team

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Those of us that formed Black Advocates for Education (BAE) did so because we were tired of lackluster investments in strategies to improve the pitiful academic outcomes for black males in Minneapolis Public Schools.

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Do Black Lives Matter in Our Community? blogs Prof. Levy-Pounds

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Young African American men continue to suffer the harmful impacts of racial discrimination, marginalization, stereotyping, and social exclusion. Sadly, their plight is often ignored until a crisis happens such as the shooting death of Mike Brown by law enforcement, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Until we deal with our unreconciled racial history, we can expect these types of occurrences to continue.

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Dr. Tyner writes for Law Practice Today, highlighting the work of the Community Justice Project

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Dr. Tyner writes for Law Practice Today, highlighting the work of the Community Justice Project and Prof. Levy-Pounds.

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Listen to Prof. Levy-Pounds on MPR News, African Americans and the incarceration gap

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Prof. Levy-Pounds speaks about African Americans and the incarceration gap on MPR News Friday Round Table, July 18.

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Support Brotherhood Inc. on 2012 Give To The Max Day

Show your support for the Community Justice Project's cherished organization. Brotherhood, Inc's mission is to enable African-American youths and young adults to envision and achieve successful futures. 

Check out a promotional video for Brotherhood Inc. for 2012 Give To The Max Day:

Brotherhood Inc. Performs The Forgotten as the plenary performance for the 28th Annual Midwest Clinical Conference on Nov. 1, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUIngYaycAo