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 Oct. 15, 2020

Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter? Then Vote Local.

National media is entirely preoccupied by Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s ongoing barroom brawl. But there are 95,000 other seats across America up for grabs…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 12, 2020

Remote Learning Isn’t Great. Whining Is Worse.

My kids are upstairs pretending to learn. My wife and I know they aren’t engaged. Their teachers range from earnest to weird. The most challenging…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Oct. 12, 2020

Here’s Why Dumping the Discipline Question on the Common App Really Matters

This is a year unlike any other. I am sure you have heard this over and over again as, over the past seven months, our…

By Kelisa Wing

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