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'Miracle of Minneapolis' article sparks outcry over MN's racial disparities

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"It's the best of times and it's the worst of times depending on whether you are black or white," said Nekima Levy-Pounds, University of St. Thomas law professor and civil rights attorney. Read more.

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Prof. Levy-Pounds comments about the Justice Department's Report regarding the Minneapolis Police Department

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Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project comments about the Department of Justice's report, titled "Diagnostic Analysis of Minneapolis Police Department, MN." Read more.

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Minnesota Lawyer publishes a story about Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds' civil rights work

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With more than 16,000 tweets under her belt, a blog at the Star Tribune, frequent appearances in other Twin Cities print media and a freshly launched podcast of her own, attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds has established herself in recent years as one of Minnesota’s most visible and vocal civil rights advocates. Read more.

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Mall of America protest: A large assembly, a prosecutorial error by Prof. Osler

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Prof. Osler, Director of the Federal Commutations Clinic, writes of the Mall of America protest as a prosecutorial error. Read more.

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Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks at the 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast

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Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is the guest speaker at the 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast for the Northeast Suburbs in Minnesota. This year’s theme is “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.” The breakfast is sponsored by White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in partnership with the St. Paul Area Council of Churches and Twin Cities Public Television.

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St. Paul police fatally shoot man during confrontation, MPR News

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Professor Levy-Pounds comments in a story on MPR News about a St. Paul man fatally shot by the police.

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Charges: Officers infiltrated Black Lives Matter meeting, were spit on by MOA protesters, Fox News

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According to criminal charges filed against 10 Black Lives Matter protesters, Bloomington police officers infiltrated a Black Lives Matter meeting to gain intelligence in the days ahead of the December 20 demonstration. A public meeting of organizers held on December 17 was attended by plain-clothed Bloomington officers, the complaint says.

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Charges filed against MOA protesters, Kare11 news

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Charges have been officially filed against 10 people identified as leaders of the demonstration that authorities say disrupted business and caused chaos at the Mall of America (MOA) on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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Bloomington authorities announce charges against MOA protesters, Star Tribune

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Bloomington authorities on Wednesday announced charges against 10 anti-police-brutality protesters who participated in a large-scale demonstration at the Mall of America last month.

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"Black Lives Matter"protestors at the Mall of America will be criminally charged, story on KTTC

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"Black Lives Matter"protestors at the Mall of America will be criminally charged, story on KTTC January 14.

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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