Community Justice Project News
Do Black Lives Matter in Our Community? blogs Prof. Levy-Pounds
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.
Dr. Tyner writes for Law Practice Today, highlighting the work of the Community Justice Project
Dr. Tyner writes for Law Practice Today, highlighting the work of the Community Justice Project and Prof. Levy-Pounds.
Listen to Prof. Levy-Pounds on MPR News, African Americans and the incarceration gap
Prof. Levy-Pounds speaks about African Americans and the incarceration gap on MPR News Friday Round Table, July 18.
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes in the Star Tribune, "As the Battle for Equity Heats Up, Scapegoats are Caught in the Crossfire"
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes in the Star Tribune, "As the Battle for Equity Heats Up, Scapegoats are Caught in the Crossfire."
Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is featured in the Twin Cities Daily Planet's Our Stories for her work, process, and commitment to social justice..
Prof. Levy-Pounds receives Hennepin County diversity award
The award recognizes Levy-Pounds’ “outstanding commitment toward increasing diversity in the legal profession.”
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds receives Hennepin County Bar Association Diversity Award
Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds will be recognized at the Hennepin County Bar Association's 95th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on May 20th with the Diversity Award.
Retrospective Case Study Reveals the Impact of Phone Calls on Prisoners and Their Families
“If you nurture a plant, it grows; if you comfort a loved one incarcerated, it encourages his awareness for being loved.” A study conducted by the University of St. Thomas Community Justice Project Legal Clinic in 2013 found a simple phone call to a loved one from prison is like “a fistful of gold,” a lifeline to prisoners. Through this study, twenty-two men of the Power of People Leadership Institute were able to reflect back to their time while incarcerated and express their need for telephone calls as a “light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.” Since being released from prison, these men have served as leaders in the community.
Lawyers of Color Names Levy-Pounds One of the Most Influential Law Professors in the U.S.
University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Director of The Community Justice Project, is one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country, according to media and research company Lawyers of Color.
Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a Paradigm Shift in Public Education
Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a paradigm shift in public education in an article in Minn Post.
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: