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Prof. Levy-Pounds speaks to MPR News, ACLU presses Minneapolis to move on police reforms

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If the underlying causes of the disparities aren't addressed soon, the unrest seen in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson will come to Minneapolis, University of St. Thomas law professor and Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds said. Read more.

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Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to Al Jazeera America reporter regarding the new ACLU report about Minneapolis and racial disparities in policing

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Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to Al Jazeera America reporter regarding the new ACLU report about Minneapolis and racial disparities in policing on May 28, 2015.

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Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks on HuffPost Live about racial disparities in policing and the new ACLU report on Minneapolis

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Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Minneapolis NAACP President and Director of the Community Justice Project, speaks on HuffPost Live about the new ACLU report on Minneapolis and racial disparities in policing on May 29, 2015.

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Highlights from A Night of Brotherhood: #BlackLivesMatter: Compassion, Kinship, and Community on May 1, 2015

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Watch highlights from Brotherhood, Inc.'s spring gala, A Night of Brotherhood: #BlackLivesMatter: Compassion, Kinship, and Community, held on May 1, 2015 at the Anderson Student Center in St. Paul.

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Prof. Levy-Pounds elected to lead the Minneapolis NAACP

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The Minneapolis NAACP selected outspoken law professor and local Black Lives Matter leader Nekima Levy-Pounds as its next president, offering a new direction for a local chapter facing criticism for languishing in recent years.

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Prof. Levy-Pounds elected as president of Minneapolis NAACP

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Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is elected as president of Minneapolis NAACP.

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Listen to Real Talk Radio with Prof. Levy-Pounds

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Prof. Levy-Pounds talks about Education Reform on Real Talk 3/25/15

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Black Advocates for Education joins the Community Justice Project in filing a Department of Justice complaint against Harrison school

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Black Advocates for Education joins the Community Justice Project in filing a Department of Justice complaint against Harrison school on March 20. Read more in the UST Newsroom and Black Advocates for Education website.

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Issues resulting from the #BlackLivesMatter protest at MOA are not complex by Prof. Levy-Pounds, MinnPost

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Admittedly, after reading the recent article by Tim Busse entitled “Media coverage of Black Lives Matter arrests at MOA hasn't reflected complexity of the issues,” I had to take a moment to breathe. The article came across to me — one of the people being unjustly prosecuted by the city of Bloomington — as a parent scolding children who had been disobedient. Words like “belligerent,” “offensive” and “defiant” were used to describe those who participated in the Dec. 20, 2014, Black Lives Matter demonstration at the Mall of America (MOA). The condescending tone of Busse’s article and the attempts to minimize the heavy-handed conduct of MOA, City Attorney Sandra Johnson, and the Bloomington police symbolize everything that is wrong with the way in which the actors in question responded to the peaceful demonstration as well as their subsequent actions. Read more from Prof. Levy-Pounds.

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Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds Honored with Saint Paul Foundation Ambassador Award

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University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is a 2015 recipient of the Saint Paul Foundation Facing Race Ambassador Award, which honors Minnesota’s anti-racism activists. Read more.

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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