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Greater Allegheny instructor to be recognized at award dinner

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will be hosting its 31st annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center ballroom. This event honors professional and college journalists for their outstanding work. This year Johnathan[…]

Limited seating at Rosfeld trial creating concerns

PITTSBURGH — Multiple people who showed up at the Allegheny County Courthouse for the first day of the trial of Officer Michael Rosfeld said they were not able to sit in the courtroom.  “After family it was media to go in and then after media went in they came out[…]

Trial To Begin For White Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Teen

A white suburban police officer goes on trial in Pittsburgh on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager last summer. Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose in June 2018 as the teen ran from a car that the officer had pulled over. The[…]

Activist Jasiri X launches petition to fire Pittsburgh FOP head

An activist this week launched a petition calling for the firing of a Pittsburgh police officer who heads Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge 1, more than three months after a grand jury accused the union president of impeding investigations of two police-involved shootings, and days before a trial with the[…]