Tag: pittsburgh

The PBLA Statement regarding Allegheny County District Attorney- Steven Zappala

The Pittsburgh Black Lawyers Alliance is aware of allegations that Allegheny County District Attorney Steven Zappala instructed his staff to refuse to offer plea deals to clients of Attorney Milton Raiford after Raiford publicly raised the issue of systemic racism within the Allegheny County criminal justice system.  We believe Zappala’s specific written instructions to his […]

Statement from The PBLA regarding “the apology” from Mark Tranquilli

Mark Tranquilli’s alleged actions were inexcusable, so it is disheartening to see his letter making excuses for his behavior.  We see this statement as further proof that he is not fit to be a judge. As a judge he is held to a higher standard. A busy schedule does not diminish his responsibility or his […]

Black Lives Matter.

For Immediate Release – June 17, 2020 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Contact: Lena Bryan-Henderson, Esq. info@thepbla.org 412-656-8250 The Pittsburgh Black Attorney Alliance (PBLA) condemns all police brutality. PBLA especially condemns the use of unjustified deadly force against black men and women. We are traumatized when we see the murder of George Floyd–and countless others– because we see ourselves in these […]

The Pittsburgh Black Lawyers

For Immediate Release – February 14, 2020 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Contact: Lena Bryan-Henderson, Esq. info@thepbla.org 412-656-8250 It is with a heartfelt dedication to the oath we have taken as Counselors of Law, members of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and proud recipients of the traditions of African American jurists and lawyers of times […]