1/22/15 For civil rights attorney, kudos and criminal charges

By: Mike Mosedale, Minnesota Lawyer Magazine

January 22, 2015 MLK12-600x330

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)

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