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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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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal names and profiles Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds as 40 Under 40

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Nekima Levy-Pounds is much more than a law professor at the University of St. Thomas. She's increasingly a spokeswoman for a reignited civil rights movement that is protesting the treatment of black people by the criminal-justice system, especially following the killings of unarmed black men by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York, among other places. Read more.

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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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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