When it comes to news stories about the police, we are so used to them having to do with something devastatingly negative. After years of the black community fighting against police brutality, and the recent effects that technology has had on that fight, we typically don’t expect much positive news to come from this nation’s […]

Right on the heels of the murder of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, another man named Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina. While law enforcement in Tulsa, Oklahoma quickly released footage of the incident and charged the officer who shot Crutcher with manslaughter, law […]

It’s been about a year since Tory Lanez, rapper behind the number one hit “Say It,” first came to the studio to visit “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show!” He talks about the cinematic quality of his album, and talks about his city of Toronto in comparison to life in the United States. He remarks on the […]

One man took a stand for the racially profiled kids in his neighborhood.

Tyrese sits down with “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss the recent town hall meeting he attended. He was happy that so many people came out to have a dialogue about the recent shootings and expressed that you could feel the passion and pain in the room. He was disgusted by WSB-TV which decided […]

Another day, another cop doing something totally uncalled for...or just weird.

Fresh tension has arisen between St. Louis, Missouri residents and police officers following a shooting on Wednesday morning that has left yet another black teen…

Attorney Glennon Threatt joins us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to talk, yet again, about police brutality. The murder of Walter Scott has brought fear back to our community and Glennon says it’s imperative that you know your rights now more than ever. Listen to the audio player to hear him discuss the key takeaways […]

Michael Brown‘s death has the world’s attention, especially mothers of young black boys like Taraji P. Henson. The actress joins “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss her thoughts on the senseless killing of the unarmed 18-year-old. Listen to the audio player to hear Taraji discuss her thoughts from a mother’s point-of-view, her dad being a […]

In this edition of Dumb Ass News, Rickey Smiley reports a story about a drunk driver who crashed into a police car and sped off. The cops caught up to him and he finally pulled over. But listen to the audio player to hear what he gave the cop when asked for his license and […]