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Janelle Griffith

Janelle Griffith is a national reporter for NBC News focusing on issues of race and policing.

Janelle Griffith is a national reporter for NBC News focusing on issues of race and policing.

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Ex-Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd's death

Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, a Black man whose police killing prompted worldwide protests.

'It made me feel low': Black students urge passage of Crown Act to end hair discrimination

Diamond Campbell, a powerlifter at Bruce High School in Mississippi, was almost disqualified from the state championship April 1.

Emotions run high outside Supreme Court as demonstrators weigh future of abortion

The plaza outside the Supreme Court is once again ground zero for demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate, but the tensions and emotions this time

Black voters give Biden high marks on the economy despite sting of inflation

Even though Black Americans are among the most impacted by inflation, they continue to give President Joe Biden high approval ratings.

Black Americans say attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson won't dampen her moment

After Jessica Fullilove, 31, a student at Northern Illinois University College of Law, attended the second day of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Ju
48d ago

Family of another Black woman found dead in Connecticut questions police response

Brenda Rawls was found dead in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on the same day as Lauren Smith-Fields. Family members say city police have not investigated her death.

Biden budget proposal calls for increase in law enforcement spending

President Joe Biden's proposed budget announced Monday includes $17.4 billion for federal law enforcement to combat violent crime.

Historic hearing takes turn into familiar territory on race and crime, experts say

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearings have veered into discussions of race and crime.
67d ago

House passes CROWN Act banning discrimination against Black hairstyles

The House on Friday passed the CROWN Act, which would ban hair-related discrimination.

House passes Crown Act banning discrimination against Black hairstyles

The House on Friday passed the CROWN Act, which would ban discrimination based on Black hairstyles.

Activists remember historic march as they fight for voting rights protections

Activists remember voting rights march in Alabama that included "Bloody Sunday" 57 years ago.