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On Sunday a noose was found the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only full-time black racer, sparking outrage and an investigation into what is considered a hate crime. “Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR said in a statement. “We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. “As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.” Governor Kay…

Timothy Ragland will be the next mayor of Talladega, AL after defeating sitting Mayor Jerry Cooper 1,014 votes to 991. Candidate Votes % Timothy Ragland 1,014 50.6 Jerry Cooper 991 49.4 Ragland will also make Talladega history by being the first black mayor of the city. He joins Steven Reed in Montgomery who also made history as Montgomery’s first black mayor. Ragland studied Political Science at Auburn University and was born and raised in Talladega. Ragland was also a regional field director for the Walt Maddox for Governor campaign. Social Media Conversation This article will be updated as more information comes available. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of BamaPolitics.com.

Steven Reed

Steven Reed will be the next mayor of Montgomery after defeating David Woods in a run-off. Reed’s victory is a historical one, as he will become the cities first black Mayor in its 200-year history. Reed was not the only one who made history in elections tonight for becoming the first black mayor of a city in the state. Timothy Ragland joined Reed when he was elected as the first black mayor of Talladega. Reed, the current Probate Judge in Montgomery County, is not a stranger to firsts. In 2012, when he first won his race for Probate Judge, he became the county’s first black Probate Judge elected as well. Reed also made history in 2015 when he was the first Probate Judge in Alabama…