Nekima Levy Armstrong

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Communications Activist

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nekima Levy Armstrong is a renowned civil rights attorney and executive director of Wayfinder Foundation. She is a former law professor and former President of Minneapolis NAACP. Nekima is the author of several articles and essays focused on racial justice, poverty, incarceration and the War on Drugs. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, The Crisis Magazine, Huffington Post and the Star Tribune, to name a few. She has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera America, News One, Democracy Now and HuffPost Live.

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Posted Jan. 23, 2020

Nowhere Is the Hypocrisy of Progressives More Apparent Than in Education

Two years ago, when I ran for mayor of Minneapolis I was somewhat naïve, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about the possibility…

By Nekima Levy Armstrong

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Posted Mar. 5, 2021

School Discipline Is the Modern Day Chattel Slavery and Damn Near Everybody Is In On It

Let me drop some numbers on y’all real quick. We know that starting as early as Pre-K, Black students are three times more likely to…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Mar. 3, 2021

Biden Is Right, We Need Kids to Go Back to School But Not Like Before

On March 13, 2020, when Governor Newsom shut down schools in California including in LAUSD where my son is now a senior, I held my…

By Anya Grottel-Brown

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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