A message from NAACP Minneapolis President-Elect Nekima Levy-Pounds


It has taken me so long to post about last night’s Minneapolis NAACP elections, because frankly I was overwhelmed with gratitude by the love & support that many of you showed me. I am eternally grateful that so many of you showed up, made the sacrifice to pay the membership fee, & voted in the election. It was remarkable to watch the changing of the guards take place before my very eyes. Thank you for choosing me to serve as your president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP!! I will not let you down!


I am blessed to know that we made history last night by electing a cabinet made up entirely of women– black women–which apparently has never happened before. The photo includes all of the remarkable women who were elected, save one, Lissa L Jones. It will be my honor to serve with these ladies as we stand and fight for justice and a break from the status quo. God is with us. And if He is for us, who can be against us?

Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12th from 6:30-8:00pm at Northpoint Health and Wellness at 1315 Penn Ave. N. All officers will be given the oath of office on that evening, so please join us!

Thank you all again for your love, prayers, & support! It made all the difference in our success.

Blessings and much love to you all!
Nekima, President-elect, Minneapolis NAACP



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  • Gertrude Mingo
    Our names Are pat and Gertrude Mingo. We live at Becketwood cooperative condo community, 4300 west river parkway, phone 612-455-9299. We are planning to financially support the four African American women running foR office in the Mn senate. We don’t know how to make this possibl.we thought contacting you would work because we read the name,Anika Bowie vp and she could help us get to the right place to start. Sincerely Gertrude mingo
  • Mikki Johnson
    I am trying to contact you regarding the latest disgusting killing of another black man! I furious and I wish I could stand with you tonight in protest! I am white and so ashamed and angry!!!
    I stand with you as I did in the 60’s
    I am so very sorry, I’m sorry for his mama, sisters, brothers friends and your community! I will watch and pray as you protest tonight. This must stop now!!! No more murder!
    Mikki Johnson