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Brackney cleared of PFA charges

Things began going badly for Andrew Lee from the instant Judge Kelly Bigley questioned his assertion that he needed protection from Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Rashall Brackney because she was enraged that he had broken off a sexual relationship.

“Did you ever have sex,” asked Bigley.

COMMANDER RASHALL BRACKNEY

“No,” a

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Groups protest Zappala’s Jordan Miles decision

To almost no one’s surprise, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala has announced he will not pursue criminal charges against the three officers accused of beating Jordan Miles during an arrest in Homewood two years ago.

At a May 16 press conference, Zappala said he agreed with federal prosecutors that a case against

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Carter named Pitt Law School dean

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Thirteen may not be lucky for some, but for legal scholar William “Chip” Carter Jr., it has been a veritable rabbit’s foot. Carter, who at 39 has built a solid teaching career and national reputation as a constitutional scholar and expert on the 13th Amendment, international human rights law and social justice issues, will bring his talents

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Rev. Winsett’s last sermon after 39 years

For more than 55 years, and nearly 40 in Pittsburgh, Rev. Dr. J. Van Alfred Winsett has been preaching the Word. His powerful messages from on high have reached many locally, nationally and even internationally, making him a pillar of the Pittsburgh community.

REV. DR. J. VAN ALFRED WINSETT

His local ministry has

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African-American commission recreated

When Gov. Corbett entered office more than a year ago, he dissolved the former administration’s Commission for African-Americans Affairs, consolidating it under the banner of the Office of Public Liaison, along with the former commissions for Asian affairs, Hispanic affairs, and women and girls.

But on May 7, the governor announced he

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