One prominent leader in the last week's protests over the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police is someone who's been shaking up racial politics in the city.

Thirty-nine-year-old Nekima Levy-Pounds led a youthful takeover of the Minneapolis NAACP this spring.

Since then, she's been at the forefront of demonstrations alleging excessive police force against African-Americans, most recently the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.

The University of St. Thomas law professor says she doesn't mind being an outside agitator.

Her supporters say Levy-Pounds, who's also one of the leading faces of the city's Black Lives Matter movement, is headed for national prominence.

But some older civil rights leaders say she's focused only on police killings, not all killings that happen in the black community.