Jeremy Norman runs the largest minority-owned real estate firm in America

Jeremy Norman’s real estate firm, Norman and Associates in Atlanta, has led to over $65 million in property sales over the past 15 years. He’s worked with several high-profile clients like Rickey Smiley and Marvin Sapp. In 2011, Norman became the youngest Black person to be inducted into the Commercial Club. He’s also a member […]

Renowned Christian publisher Melvin E. Banks Sr. dies at 86

Melvin E. Banks Sr., the beloved founder of Urban Ministries Inc., and husband of 65 years to wife Olive, died on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. He was 86. Banks began his spiritual journey at a young age. By the age of 12, the Alabama native was already sharing Bible stories with younger children and traveling […]

Pastor Mike McClure Jr. shares a message of unity with the community

Pastor Mike McClure Jr. is a gospel artist and the senior pastor of Rock City Church. The Birmingham, Alabama, native recently released his hit single “BIG,” which spent 10 weeks as the No. 1 song on gospel radio. Pastor Mike, as he is known, is also actively involved in his community, advocating for civil rights […]

Attorney Ruby Davis pens transformative book for mothers and daughters

From teenage mother to accomplished attorney, Ruby Y. Davis knows all about hearsay. The Birmingham native is the founder of The Davis Law Group, LLC., a firm that primarily focuses on wrongful death and personal injury cases across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. We spoke with Davis about the inspiration behind her book Hearsay, which […]

2 Alabama cities elect Black men as mayors for 1st time

The capital city of Alabama and the Alabama city considered the capital of American professional race car driving both elected Black men to be mayors in their cities for the first time ever. In Montgomery, Alabama, probate judge and Morehouse man Steven Reed was elected the town’s CEO for the first time in Montgomery’s nearly […]

Cops kill soldier in mall shooting rampage then realize he was innocent

The anti-gun control solution that a “good guy” with a gun can stop a mass shooter falls apart when that good guy is a Black man. By all accounts, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., 21, was that good guy who tried to help at the Riverchase Mall when he pulled his US Army issued sidearm as a […]

Black Friday horror as man shoots 2 at largest mall in Alabama  

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Once again a story of violence during the holiday shopping spree known as Black Friday has had a serious and deadly outcome. This time the incident took place at the Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoover, Alabama, near the city of Birmingham. Riverchase Galleria Mall is the largest mall in Alabama and there were several thousand […]

Birmingham man who was shot 10 times in 6 months dies in shoot-out

Earlier this week, Antione Collier, 29, became another victim of gun violence in the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. Collier died in a hail of gunfire this week when two gunmen ambushed him outside a pizza shop. The shooting also injured an innocent woman, who is in critical condition at a local hospital. According to news outlet […]

Do you know what mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin’s vision is for Birmingham?

Randall Woodfin is a nonpartisan candidate vying for the office of mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. He has served as the District 5 representative on the Birmingham City School Board in Alabama, since he was elected on Aug.27, 2013. He earned his bachelor’s in political science from Morehouse College in 2003 and Juris Doctorate from Samford […]

Ruby Y. Davis’ 2nd career as a lawyer is the most rewarding she’s ever had

I am a native of Birmingham, Alabam, and graduate of Birmingham City Schools, Lawson State Community College and Faulkner University. I earned a juris doctorate from Birmingham School of Law. Upon becoming an attorney, I took a leap of faith and resigned from a 15-year career in corporate America and started my law firm, The Davis Law Group LLC. The Davis Law Group specializes in debt relief by filing bankruptcy.

Police bust up birthday party for 5-year-old, pepper spray baby

What should have been a precious moment for a 5-year-old girl on at her birthday party, instead turned into a wild melee. Police in Birmingham, Alabama, were called to a public housing complex after complaints of loud music from neighbors. Although  Patrice Bozeman, 24, was holding a celebration for her daughter Zauriona, 5, but instead […]

Atlanta man supporting breast cancer kicked out of Alabama restaurant

Brian Studdard was visiting Birmingham, Alabama, for his father’s 99th birthday. An Atlanta resident, Studdard was asked to leave Niki’s West, a buffet, steak and seafood restaurant for wearing a pink shirt with the words “Breast Matters” and an illustration depicting breasts on it, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Studdard tells WRBC he got the shirt for participation in a […]

Woman indicted in beating death of 1-year-old daughter

In 2015, Katerra Lewis, then 26, thought it would be a good idea to leave her only child, 1-year-old Kelci Devine Lewis, with an 8-year-old babysitter while she and a friend went out for the evening last October in Birmingham, Alabama. The young mother’s decision proved deadly for baby Kelci, who was left with several […]

Father of 8 shoots girlfriend and 4 kids during rampage

A tragic shooting left a Birmingham, Alabama, mother dead and four of her children shot and wounded late Wednesday night. According to police and witness statements, Sedrick Norris, 36, went on a shooting rampage after a long-standing domestic dispute with Coral Anita Wilson, 34, the mother of his eight children. A temporary protective order was […]

Black protester may sue Donald Trump for hate crime

Campaign rallies for Donald Trump are often bigoted, racist and, in the case of Mercutio Southall, led to a violent beating. Now Southall is ready to sue for a hate crime in the state of Alabama. According to his attorney, David Gespass, they are filing a complaint with an Alabama magistrate for misdemeanor assault charges […]

Africa Miranda kicks off her 2014 Girls With Curls event in Birmingham, Alabama

(Photo Credit: William Edwards) Reality TV star and Crème of Nature ambassador Africa Miranda recently kicked off the 2014 Girls with Curls tour in Birmingham, Alabama, to rave reviews. With notable bloggers, influencers, hairstylists and others in the house, the event included a Q-and-A session with Miranda, an interactive dialogue on hair experiences, giveaways — including […]

Alabama man enraged ‘Jared Diet’ didn’t work, robs 4 Subway restaurants

Zachary Rapheal Torrance, 18, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 30 in Hueytown, Alabama, for robbing four local Subway restaurants. He told detectives the Jared diet, which was introduced by successful dieter Jared Fogel in 2000, didn’t work and he wanted a refund. Police allege Torrance robbed one restaurant on Wednesday and is suspected in three other […]

Worldwide ‘White Man March’ draws crowd

Law enforcement authorities reported that a small group of white supremacists known as “White Man March” led by Kyle Hunt had a worldwide white protest on Saturday , March 15 in Birmingham, Ala. The purpose of the march was to rally the forces of white America to protest the decline of white male culture and […]