Alabama

Steven Reed. Black man with short dark hair sitting at desk in gray suit in front of American flag.

Steven L. Reed Sworn in as Montgomery's First Black Mayor

The son of a civil rights activist, the Montgomery-native is the first Black person elected to run the city in its 200-year history.

women in support of abortion rights holding pink, purple and white protest signs on Capitol Hill

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Restrictive Abortion Law

If it had gone into effect, abortion would have been illegal from the moment of conception.

Ilhan Omar. Black woman wearing a gold turban and gold top standing in front of a cluster of mics.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Claps Back at Alabama GOP

Omar to the Republicans seeking to have her removed from office: “If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?”

Shante Wolfe-Sisson. Black person looks at the camera.

WATCH: Advancing Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump [VIDEO]

Alabama-based organizer Shante Wolfe-Sisson talks to Colorlines about why it’s important to include Black women, transgender and nonbinary people in conversations about reproductive justice.

 Dr. Yashica Robinson. Black woman in white suit and black shirt sits at microphone with people behind her.

The Stakes Podcast Speaks to Alabama's Sole Abortion Provider

Host Kai Wright tours one of just three clinics that provide the medical procedure in the entire state.

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Alabama Passes Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion

The nation’s most restrictive law was drafted with the hope that it will lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Screenshot of photo of murdered 21-year-old Alabama man Emantic Bradford

Alleged Mall Shooter Arrested, Police Still Can't Explain Why Officer Killed Emantic Bradford Jr.

The family of the Black man shot and killed by a police officer on Thanksgiving night is still waiting for the truth.

A Black protestor holds a sign that says 'keep abortion legal' in front of the supreme court

Reproductive Rights Did Not Win the Midterm Elections

From state constitution changes to the revocation of an Obama-era birth control rule, things are changing.

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Alabama Police Violently Arrest Black Woman at Waffle House

Chikesia Clemons just wanted to file a complaint about her server with company headquarters. Instead, law enforcement officers stripped and threatened her.

U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones, wearing a suit, sits at a table with a Black man in a fisherman's hat, a Black woman in a black wool hat and a Black man wearing a black and black khaki striped shirt

Black Alabamans Appreciate Your Thanks. Now Give Us the Power.

Doug Jones won the special senate election in Alabama because Black folks used our own homegrown tools that we have been building and refining for many years. It’s past time to substantially invest in Black political organizing infrastructure in the South.

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#TrustBlackWomen: Voter Appreciation Edition

Black women were the deciding factor in keeping a racist, homophobic, alleged predator out of the Senate.

Woman wears "Trump" pin and "Judge Roy Moore U.S. Senate" sticker

WATCH: Why Roy Moore's Racism, Homophobia and Alleged Sexual Relations With Teenagers Should Bar Him From Congress

Moore wants to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. Democracy Now! breaks down the Republican candidate’s record.

Black people sit on floor in office

UPDATE: NAACP Members Arrested for Occupying Senator Jeff Sessions' Office

The Alabama senator is Trump’s nominee for attorney general. He was previously denied a federal judgeship due to his racist speech.

 The fire from the Colonial Pipeline explosion burned for days, prompting evacuations. Now, a federal agency is investigating the explosion.

Federal Agency Investigates Pipeline Explosion That Killed 1 and Seriously Injured 4

It is the third major incident for the company in just one year. 

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Breaking Presents: Samora Pinderhughes, a Jazz Composer Writing Scores for the Movement

The pianist and composer offers a cathartic affirmation of Black humanity and resistance on “The Transformation Suite.”

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READ: 8 Years After Chemical Leak, Residents Still Pushing for Compensation

In Eight Mile, Alabama, residents face nosebleeds, seizures and headaches—and no one’s done anything to fix it.

Court Tosses Restrictive Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Would Be Voters

A federal appeals court ruled that the provision—which required the likes of a birth certificate just to register to vote—was illegal.

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Birmingham Church Bomber Denied Parole

Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls: “This was a crime against four children. This was a crime against a church and its congregation. This was a crime against an entire race of people.”

WATCH: Alabama Black Caucus Interrupts State House Session With 'We Shall Overcome'

The state caucus members sang out in frustration after the state house approved two bills that would restrict safe abortion access.