Alabama

When a masked man walked into a Birmingham, Alabama McDonalds and started shooting, a father who was eating with his sons fatally shot the masked man. The father and one of his children were also struck and suffered non-life threatening injuries. He will not face any charges. Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For […]

An Alabama family is looking for answers after 17-year-old Ulysses Wilkerson was brutally beaten by police officers. According to WKRG, the teenager was arrested on Sunday, December 23, and hours later he ended up at University of Alabama Medical Center with severe injuries. Witnesses claimed, “Officers saw Wilkerson coming around the corner of a building […]

The former NBA all-star made his announcement during a live segment of "Inside The NBA" on Thursday.

While Judge Haikala recognized that racism was behind the white suburb wanting to break away from the racially mixed school district, she ruled in their favor anyway.

Cornell Brooks, President of the NAACP, and other activists were arrested on Monday for staging a sit-in at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office.

Federal officials conclude that closing and reducing services in driver license's centers in Alabama violates civil rights, reaching an agreement Wednesday with the state law enforcement agency to ensure "that all Alabama residents have access to driver licensing programs, regardless of race, color or national origin."

Headkrack and Brat were at it again in this edition of “Flow And Go!” The performed live at the Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s broadcast in Birmingham. They shouted out people in the audience and rapped  about everything from the election, to the death of Vine. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Watch the exclusive video above (or […]

The Rickey Smiley Foundation loves to surprise hardworking people who are going through it with blessings. A woman named Fredricka sent a letter in to the Rickey Smiley Foundation with her testimony. Dr. Derrick Hill explained that there was something about the way she endured through her trials that inspired him. When she came onstage […]

Twenty-four-year-old De'Launa Powell was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Alabama.

When Rickey Smiley received a special Alabama State T-shirt to rep his school for the upcoming football season, he got so hype and started celebrating with school songs! Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Check out the clip above to see Rickey hold up the T-shirt with pride as he launches into song before sending out […]

An elderly Alabama man tied an alleged burglar to a tree. The intruder was dead when deputies arrived.