Talladega, Alabama Elects First Black Mayor

Photo: Tucker Webb/The Daily Home Between 1877 and 1950, the Equal Justice Initiative reports that five Black people were lynched in Talladega County. The mood in the small Alabama town today feels a little different, after Tallagedga elected its first Black mayor. At the age of 29, Talladega native Tim Ragland became the city’s youngest […]

Could Montgomery’s First Black Mayor Create A New Black Wall Street?

(Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP) Steven Reed was elected in a runoff, garnering 67 percent of the vote — a landslide. In the city’s 200 year history, Reed is the first Black person to be elected mayor and so naturally, there is a question of how his victory will directly impact Black owned businesses. According […]