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Video Replay: Justice Rally For Philando Castile – Rage, Frustration And Prayer

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The line of people wanting to speak just kept growing. NAACP Minneapolis President Nekima Levy-Pounds had called a 10am news conference outside of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s residence to urge him to take action in the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile. Continue Reading →

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Why The NAACP Opposes MN Police Body Cam Bill

Nekima Levy-Pounds testifies at a House hearing on police body cams

Trust of the police and the justice system when it comes to people of color is low. So it may be surprising that the Minneapolis NAACP is against a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would pave the way for more cities to equip their police with “body cams” that could show conclusively if an officer took inappropriate action. Continue Reading →

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Video From Activists Puts Police On Notice In Advance Of Jamar Clark Announcement

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Activists say they will not tolerate police engaging in excessive force and say they are planning “nonviolent, peaceful protest.” The police must strike a balance between protecting free speech and public safety says the video. Continue Reading →

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Black Lives Matter Stopped Minneapolis “From Burning To The Ground” Says NAACP Leader

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“They have no idea about the number of people that we were able to stop from doing things that would have been harmful and destructive out of rage.” — Nekima Levy-Pounds NAACP Minneapolis President Continue Reading →

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Mall Of America Target Again For Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Protest At Mall Of America

Black Lives Matter is threatening to protest at the nation’s largest shopping mall during one of the busiest shopping days of the year if its demands are not met, including the release of video surrounding the police shooting of Jamar Clark. Continue Reading →

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Barricaded Police Station Symbol Of Separate But Unequal Minneapolis

Barricaded 4th Precinct Police Station

Minneapolis has put up a prison like barricade around a police station in the wake of Black Lives Matters protests. “What are they trying to keep out?” ask the protesters who want the “disturbing” barricade removed and more transparent investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black man. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO REPLAY- Race And Policing: A Conference on Ferguson and Beyond

Mark Kappelhoff - Ferguson Report Author

Could what happened in Ferguson, Missouri happen in Minnesota? That’s one of the questions an ACLU-MN panel discussed while examining the disparities between how whites and people of color are treated by police officers. Continue Reading →

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Nekima Levy-Pounds honored at 9th Annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards

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Nekima Levy-Pounds has made it her life’s work to stand up for equal rights and the well-being of all people, especially those who have been marginalized by society. Nekima is a civil rights attorney, an award-winning professor of law at the University of St. Thomas Law School, and a tireless advocate for social justice. Continue Reading →

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Following Court Appearance, #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Call For Mall Of America Boycott

Black Lives Matter Court Protest

As hundreds protested outside court house, eleven organizers of a December Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America appeared in court on various charges that could send them to jail for up to two years. They all pleaded not guilty. The next court date has been set for May 1. Continue Reading →

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Social Justice Activists Make Waves At Capitol on School, Homeless Issues

Mass Suspensions News Conference

The day of social activism began with a coalition of African-American and religious leaders calling for an end to school suspensions and police officers in schools; later, advocates for the homeless asked the legislature to pass a $100 million bonding bill to prevent homelessness. Continue Reading →

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