NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds with her hands up

‘Kicking the poor while they’re down’

Nekima Levy-Pounds, activist and civil rights attorney, is potentially a dangerous individual. Not only is she committed to real social progress but, reminiscent of legendary icon Dick Gregory, she also is showing herself capable of making it happen.

Chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, much of her legal work consists of battling against the odds on behalf of African Americans, particularly young Black men, as co-founder and board chair of Brotherhood, Inc.