#RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds addresses civil rights and social justice issues head on. It’s provocative. It’s thoughtful. It’s real.

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January 7, 2015

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#RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds addresses civil rights and social justice issues head on.  It’s provocative.  It’s thoughtful.  It’s real.

Minneapolis, MN – Nekima Levy-Pounds launched her podcast radio program, #RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds to reach and engage a diverse audience in conversations focused on public policy, race relations, social justice, and the criminal justice system.

Andrew Lee, producer of #RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds and program director at iHeartRadio’s Twin Cities NewsTalk, has expressed his excitement about the podcast, stating that “iHeartRadio does not have anything like it right now — in terms of the content.  The conversation is engaging and reaches a diverse audience in the iHeartRadio #podcastsphere.”

Nekima issued the following statement on why she started #RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds . . . “As we all know, the demographics in the United States are changing rapidly and in order for us to understand how to address deeply entrenched issues of race, class and social justice, we must have open, honest dialogue about these issues. On Real Talk, we will go where others won’t . . . straight to the heart of key issues.” -Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq.

Real Talk with Nekima Levy-Pounds can be heard anytime, anywhere on the iHeartRadio network, iTunes and at Nekima’s website: nekimalevypounds.com.

On Monday, January 19, 2015, at 6 PM, join Nekima Levy-Pounds for #RealTalk LIVE – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition, in the iHeartRadio Performance Theater in St. Louis Park, MN. We will have candid, cutting-edge conversation on race, #Ferguson, policing and the criminal justice system. WARNING: This will not be a #MinnesotaNice discussion. Come ready to speak the truth!

#RealTalk LIVE is sponsored by OMG Media Solutions, the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Brotherhood Brew.

About Nekima Levy-Pounds (www.nekimalevypounds.com)

Nekima Levy-Pounds is a civil rights attorney, professor of law, and nationally recognized expert on a wide range of civil rights and social justice issues, including public policy, race relations, and the criminal justice system.She is the founding director of the Community Justice Project, an award-winning civil rights legal clinic, which focuses on intersecting issues of race, poverty, and social justice through direct advocacy, research, and writing at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.Nekima Levy-Pounds serves as the Chair of the “Minnesota State Advisory Committee” to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is the Co-chair of “Everybody In,” a regional collaboration of 40 stakeholders across different sectors working to close the racial unemployment gaps in our region by 2020.Nekima Levy-Pounds is active in the local community, serving on the boards of the Minneapolis Foundation, Brotherhood, Inc., Catholic Charities, and Growth and Justice. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and essays on structural and systemic issues that impact poor communities of color.

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