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'Wendell Griffen'

Activists call on Little Rock officials to support ceasefire in the Middle East

A multi-faith coalition turned up Tuesday to ask Little Rock leaders to get on the right side of history.
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We should not disregard or disrespect Cornel West’s candidacy for president of the United States

Former Arkansas judge Wendell Griffen explores activist Cornel West's run for president.

Gov. Sanders is wrong, MLK supported affirmative action

A pastor, retired judge and longtime social justice advocate questions the content of the Arkansas governor's character.

Sullivan 'most egregious example of white supremacy' since Faubus, retired judge argues

Wendell Griffen, a pastor and recently retired circuit court judge, has written a scathing (and informative) open letter to Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Jonesboro), sponsor of a bill that would effectively ban affirmative action in Arkansas. 

Symposium commemorating Elaine Massacre on Saturday in Hot Springs

The symposium will feature a documentary screening and a keynote address by recently retired Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, a fervent activist and pastor who the Baptist News Global praised for a career of challenging and resisting “racists, subservience to empire, white privilege, the economics of incarceration, denominational politics and exclusionary policies by religious organizations that restrict full participation in all areas by LGBTQ persons.”

Wendell Griffen looks back on his judicial career and outspoken activism

A pre-retirement interview with Judge Wendell Griffen, still speaking sharply on social justice issues.

Judges file lawsuit over vacant probation officer positions

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who'll retire at the end of the year, and LaTonya Austin Honorable, who was elected to replace Griffen, have filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit court in an attempt to require Pulaski County officials to fill vacant probation officer positions.

Probation officer controversy brewing again in Pulaski County

Another controversy brewing over county payment for Pulaski circuit judge's probation staff.

Wendell Griffen: Vote NO on Issue 3

He's right again. Vote NO on Issue 3.

Judge refuses to dismiss Pope County casino license challenge UPDATE

Path still not clear to begin casino construction in Pope County.

Judge Griffen blasts partisan Supreme Court candidates, draws comparison with his own treatment

A blast from Wendell Griffen on judicial ethics, a topic with which he has personal experience.

Judge denies state's bid to allow challenged election laws to take effect

Another loss in court for Leslie Rutledge and a victory for voting.