Target cuts, MOA Protest case, former lawmakers panel
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Target job cuts, role of party chairs at the legislature, Minnesota History Center Hmong exhibit, Black Lives Matter protest case at Mall of America, former lawmakers panel
February 9, 2015
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#RealTalkLIVE . . . Black History Month Edition presented by YOUTHPRISE
Streaming Live from the iHeartRadio Performance Theatre in St. Louis Park, MN
February 20th from 1pm – 2pm CST
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Award-winning Law Professor and Civil Rights Attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds invites teachers and students from around the nation to tune-in to a live stream of #RealTalk LIVE . . . Black History Month Edition on Friday, February 20th, from 1pm – 2pm Central Standard Time.
This very special edition of #RealTalkLive presented by YOUTHPRISE will feature discussion on race, education, policing, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement hosted by social and criminal justice expert and law school professor, Nekima Levy-Pounds.
“It is clear that our nation has a long way to go in addressing long-standing systemic challenges surrounding race relations. A big part of moving us forward is to be able to engage in candid conversations about difficult subject matter, such as race. I will host dozens of young people from diverse backgrounds, dedicated teachers, and other professionals, to have open, honest dialogue about important race issues that are plaguing our society.” ~Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq.
There are dozens of high school students and their teachers registered to take part in the audience at the live broadcast. Teachers and school administrators from around the nation are encouraged to take part in the discussion by registering your school and submitting questions to Professor Levy-Pounds prior to the live show. Register your school at:
Everyone is invited to join the LIVE Stream, LIVE Tweeting and LIVE conversation on February 20th from 1pm – 2pm CST. Use hashtag #RealTalkBHM to join the live tweeting.
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About Nekima Levy-Pounds (www.nekimalevypounds.com) Twitter: @nvlevy
Nekima Levy-Pounds is an award-winning professor of law and founding Director of the Community Justice Project, a civil rights legal clinic, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, civil rights attorney, legal scholar, media personality, blogger, and nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. As host of her weekly podcast, #RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds, she goes straight to the heart of the issues. #RealTalk is available on iTunes and iHeartRadio’s podcast network at Twin Cities News Talk.
In 2015, she was named one of 40 Under 40 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In 2014, she was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer; and was named one of 50 under 50 most influential law professors of color in the country by Lawyers of Color Magazine. She has a heart for the people and works toward achieving justice for those whose voices are often unheard within society.
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Find out what Nekima Levy-Pounds had to say about “net neutrality” on Fox 9 today
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 8:20 PM CST Updated: Feb 04, 2015 8:20 PM CST
video report by Jonathan Choe
Minneapolis, MN – Nekima Levy-Pounds was honored today by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal on their 40 under 40 list.
An incerpt from the article written by Mark Reilly, Managing Edition of MSP/St. Paul Business Journal. . . “Leaders at 3M Co., Minnesota Public Radio and the St. Paul City Council are among the final group of honorees in this year’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees.
The awards, which recognize the region’s top young business and community newsmakers, have been published by the Business Journal for more than 20 years. We had a record number of nominations this year, and many worthy candidates weren’t selected. But I think you’ll agree that our honorees this year, each and every one, have already done great things in their careers, and are poised for even greater things in the years ahead.” (Full Article)
By: Mike Mosedale, Minnesota Lawyer Magazine
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. Both an activist and an academic, Levy-Pounds, a law professor at the University of St Thomas Law School and director of the Community Justice Project, devotes most of her energy to shining a light on the persistent disparities that are a fact of life for many black Minnesotans. If there is a public policy discussion involving race in Minnesota, it’s a good bet Levy-Pounds, 38, will be on hand whether the dialogue involves education or crime or health outcomes or economics. (Full Article)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2014 Minneapolis, MN – Today, Minnesota Lawyer released its 2014 Minnesota Lawyers of the Year list with Nekima Levy-Pounds being named. (full release)
Each year, Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the best achievements in the Minnesota legal profession with the Attorneys of the Year awards. This year’s attorneys were chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients and fellow attorneys. The honorees come from diverse practice groups including criminal law, litigation, public service, intellectual property and in-house legal departments. The honorees were chosen by a panel of past winners.
This year there were also nine repeat Attorneys of the Year. Five additional attorneys were recognized for a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the Minnesota legal community with the Outstanding Service to the Profession award. The newspaper will host an awards program Feb. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to recognize this year’s honorees will publish a special section highlighting the honorees.
A statement from Nekima Levy-Pounds from Ferguson, Missouri
Civil rights attorney and social justice expert, Nekima Levy-Pounds communicated a call to action from community leaders and protesters during her interview Tuesday morning on Renada Romain’s Ear Candy Morning show on Sirius XM44.
“In the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, we must resolve as a people to create positive change. We can start by using our buying power. We must transform our emotions and energy into an economic strategy for change. Protesters and community leaders “call to action”: Boycott all retailers on the biggest shopping day of the year #BlackFriday. It worked with the bus boycotts in the 1950s. Why not now? With your support, #boycottblackfriday will disrupt the economy and undoubtedly demonstrate that #blacklivesmatter.
Nekima’s statement yesterday posted to Facebook from #Ferguson . . . “Friends, I am here in #Ferguson serving as a Legal Observer with the National Lawyers Guild, along with dozens of lawyers and law students from around the country. I am in awe by the courage, tenacity, and truth-telling of these young people who have come out night after night to protest a grave injustice. They are facing military occupation, military weapons, police over-reactions to protests and chemical weapons. We were tear-gassed last night. These protesters are answering the call for justice and attempting to hold the powers that be accountable. Please pray for the people of Ferguson and those on the front lines fighting for our freedom. #handsupdontshoot #boycottblackfriday”
This is just a start…working together as a people will bring change… this is a movement of the people to eliminate #policebrutality, #racialinjustice and the deliberate killing of black men… #boycottblackfriday shows solidarity on the biggest retail shopping day of the year and #breaktheinternet.”
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